Jac A. Charlier, MPA
Jac Charlier is an expert in community corrections policy and civic engagement, including developing strategies and solutions that meet the needs of both the criminal justice system and the community. He currently leads criminal justice consulting and training services for the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at TASC, specializing in system-level solutions to substance use and mental health challenges across the criminal justice system.
Jac joined TASC in 2011 after 16 years of service in the State Parole Division of the Illinois Department of Corrections, where he specialized in building connections between parole and the community, and bringing innovations from research into practice. He served as the criminal justice representative for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an adjunct faculty member at several Chicago-area universities, where he teaches criminal justice courses around ethics, leadership, research, and management.
Jac is a military veteran and is active with the American Legion. He is also the chair of the National Eagle Scout Association, Chicagoland Chapter. He received his MPA from The Ohio State University and his BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana.