Under Illinois law, nonviolent criminal defendants who have substance use disorders may be eligible to be sentenced to probation with behavioral health treatment and TASC instead of prison or jail. To receive these services, defendants should request a TASC assessment through their judge, probation officer, public defender, or private attorney. Defendants must plead guilty and agree to follow the instructions of the court, the treatment programs, and TASC.
TASC provides case management, and places and monitors adult men and women, who are mandated to TASC, in community health and recovery support programs. In addition, the agency provides similar case management for probationers identified post-sentencing with substance use, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders who are referred by probation.
TASC coordinates a full continuum of needed services for Adult Court and Probation clients, working with treatment and recovery support providers across Illinois to ensure that individuals get the help they need, while also remaining accountable to the mandates of the court.
Individuals may be eligible for TASC’s Adult Court and Probation services if they:
Pursuant to Illinois statute, TASC is designated by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) to provide substance use assessments and other specified services for the Illinois courts. TASC case managers conduct clinical assessments, advocate for treatment for those who need it, develop individualized service plans, and place clients into treatment and recovery support services. We also report client progress to the court, and provide monitoring and guidance as clients work their way through the recovery process.
Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
TASC Adult Court and Probation Services are available in every county and jurisdiction in Illinois. For more information, please call the TASC office near you.