Center for Health
& Justice at TASC

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  • TASC Leaders Honored at White House; Featured on Video

    Honored as 2014 Advocates for Action at the White House, TASC President Pamela F. Rodriguez (left) and President Emeritus Melody M. Heaps (right) were interviewed at the White House regarding the origins of TASC, the generational impact of drugs and criminal justice policies on communities, and today’s significant opportunities to change the tides of mass incarceration and recidivism as improved health care access is realized.

    See story and White House video.

  • National Survey of Diversion Programs

    At a Congressional staff briefing in Washington, the Center for Health and Justice at TASC has released a national survey of criminal justice diversion programs, focusing on their strategies for reducing recidivism, improving health interventions, and achieving public cost savings.

    Diversion programs are critical for reversing the tide of over-incarceration of people with substance and mental health conditions.

  • Making a Difference in Illinois

    TASC is a path to health and recovery for people involved in criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public health systems in Illinois. We are independent advocates and case managers for our clients, helping men, women, and adolescents get the right services to meet their needs.

    Working in partnership with government systems and hundreds of community-based service providers across the state, TASC serves 27,000 people annually. Our programs save taxpayer dollars, reduce drug abuse and recidivism, and motivate long-term success.

Did You Know?

The Cook County Mental Health Court program has been shown to reduce participants’ subsequent felony arrests and convictions by more than 90%, while also saving taxpayers approximately $2 million annually by reducing participants’ days in custody.

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