Adult Court & Probation Services
TASC works with men and women whose alcohol and drug problems have contributed to their involvement in nonviolent criminal behavior. Judges, attorneys, and probation officers refer potential clients to TASC. As a liaison between the courts and community-based treatment, TASC services slow the cycle of addiction, crime, and incarceration and reduce the pressure that large numbers of offenders place on public systems.
In Illinois, the legislature has provided for access to treatment as an alternative to prison for nonviolent offenders with substance abuse or dependence disorders. If clients meet eligibility criteria under the statute, TASC conducts an in-depth assessment of their criminal justice history, the nature and extent of addiction, readiness for treatment, and likelihood of treatment success.
Individuals who meet legal and clinical criteria, may receive probation with TASC supervision. TASC case managers develop individualized service plans that include linkages to community-based substance abuse treatment, medical/mental health services, vocational/educational programs, and other needed social services.
TASC monitors client progress, reevaluates client needs, and provides reports to the court. Client compliance is monitored through ongoing case management and toxicology screening using TASC’s certified clinical laboratories.
TASC is the only agency designated by the state to provide substance abuse assessments and recommendations for the Illinois courts.
Funded by: Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
ATR helps to make treatment and other services available to substance-dependent probationers. ATR promotes client choice, expanding access to a broad array of clinical treatment and recovery support services. TASC provides assessments, referrals, and/or recovery support services for the ATR program.
Offered in St. Clair County
Funded by: St. Clair County Mental Health Board
Through this St. Clair County program, individuals charged with domestic battery may opt to go through substance abuse assessment and treatment, as well as a concurrent 12-month batterers’ education program, instead of pleading guilty or going to trial.
TASC's role in the program is to conduct assessments to determine if individuals meet clinical criteria for substance abuse or dependence. TASC also makes recommendations for referral into treatment and reports weekly to the court on the progress of those who enter treatment.
Offered in Adams County, Champaign County, Coles County, Cook County, Jersey County, Kankakee County, Lee County, Madison County, Mason County, Morgan County, Pike County, Rock Island County, St. Clair County, Vermilion County, and Winnebago County
Funded by: Individual county courts throughout the state
TASC works with drug courts across Illinois to help reduce recidivism among offenders and to reduce court backlogs and jail crowding. TASC offers assessment and advocacy services to Drug Court clients', and serves as a clinical resource on addiction for criminal justice professionals.
TASC has been actively involved in the planning, development, and implementation of drug courts across the state of Illinois.
Offered in Northwest Illinois
TASC provides DUI assessments and treatment referrals for persons charged with driving under the influence. Individuals are referred to TASC by the court or the Secretary of State’s office. TASC assesses individuals for the presence of a substance use disorder, and supplies the court with recommendations that become a condition of sentencing in most cases.
Offered in Cook County
IMPACT is designed to deliver a comprehensive model of substance abuse treatment to offenders and detainees in the Cook County Department of Corrections. Most program clients are cocaine and/or heroin users, usually young adults who are under-educated, unemployed and poor. The project responds to these and ancillary needs through on-site educational, vocational, mental health, social, HIV-related and health services.
TASC is responsible for the screening and assessment of all individuals referred to the project.
Offered in Cook County
The Cook County Mental Health Court (MHC) is an innovative program aimed at successful probation and community reentry for felony probationers living with chronic mental illness, most of whom have co-occurring substance abuse problems.
To ensure that each client’s specific needs are met, TASC provides clinical case management, client outreach, and care coordination, court and treatment advocacy, and service planning for community stabilization that addresses mental health, substance abuse, public benefits, and housing needs.
Cook County’s MHC goes beyond traditional mental health courts toward the establishment of system-wide interventions for felony offenders with mental illness.
Funded by: Cook County State's Attorney's Office
SADAP targets first-time drug offenders, providing drug education and understanding of factors that may contribute to substance abuse and addiction.
TASC provides clinical assessment services while community-based treatment providers deliver drug education.
Offered in Cook County
Funded by: Federal Funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
WRH works with post-incarcerated minority women who are at risk for HIV and links them to substance abuse treatment, health care and social services. TASC provides case management services for the program.