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  • Police Deflection: Diverting People to Services Pre-Arrest

    Deflection refers to police diversion programs that happen pre-booking or pre-arrest. These efforts can help more people access substance use and mental health treatment before they get caught up in the criminal justice system.

    Learn more about deflection, plus our collaborative work to convene the first-ever national deflection summit, at the Center for Health and Justice at TASC.

    Also see: Law enforcement roll call videos on addiction recovery.

  • TASC Public Policy Priorities

    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.

  • 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. 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.

Did You Know?

Two-thirds of youth in the juvenile justice system don’t return to school after their release from secure custody. It is not uncommon for as many as 75 percent of youth returning home from confinement to be rearrested within three years, according to the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

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