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  • 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.

  • Best Wishes to Judge Biebel

    We thank the Honorable Paul P. Biebel, who has served for nearly 15 years as presiding judge of the criminal division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

    From creating the mental health court to advancing systems interventions for people with substance use disorders, it has been our privilege to work with him.

    We extend our best wishes to Judge Biebel in his retirement.

  • TASC President Speaks at White House Event on Addiction Recovery

    TASC President Pam Rodriguez was a featured panelist recently at a White House-hosted event on addiction recovery and healthcare access.

    Convened by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the January 21, 2015 event can be viewed here.

Did You Know?

In 2004, 4% of women in state prisons were pregnant at the time of admittance. The overwhelming majority of children born to incarcerated mothers are separated from them immediately after birth and placed with relatives or into foster care. (Source: Institute on Women & Criminal Justice)

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