The Recovery Coach program saved the State of Illinois more than $6 million between 2000 and 2012. (Source: Ryan & Huang, 2012)
September is National Recovery Month, observed each year to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders, and to recognize and celebrate recovery.
Find out more about Recovery Month and how to promote and post events in your community.
And don't miss GSU's 5th Annual Recovery Walk on September 17, with TASC COO Peter Palanca as Master of Ceremonies.
TASC is a National Recovery Month Planning Partner.
TASC is a path to health and recovery for people involved in criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public health systems. We are advocates, case managers, and direct service providers for our clients, helping men, women, and adolescents get the help they need to be successful in the community.
Working in partnership with government systems and hundreds of community-based service providers across Illinois, we serve over 27,000 people annually. Our programs save taxpayer dollars, reduce drug abuse and recidivism, and motivate long-term success.
1. Shrink the justice system by diverting eligible people away from prosecution and incarceration and into community-based services, as soon as appropriate.
2. Create pathways for successful reentry after justice involvement.
3. Promote evidence-based strategies in substance use and mental health disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.
4. Expand community capacity to treat mental health and substance use disorders, adapting to changing environments. Learn more.
Through our Center for Health and Justice, TASC provides consulting, training, and public policy strategy across the United States.
Leveraging our direct service experience, we help states and justice systems reduce incarceration, reduce recidivism, and increase access to community-based health services.