Alicia Osborne, MA, CRC, LCPC
Director of Adult Criminal Justice and Treatment Services
Inspired to help people achieve recovery and overcome the challenges of past criminal records, Alicia Osborne directs TASC’s statewide criminal
justice diversion programs, encompassing law enforcement deflection programming, jail-based linkage services, TASC’s Supportive Release Center, and the agency’s flagship court-based alternatives to incarceration, including specialty courts. Alicia also directs TASC's outpatient (OP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment services, offered in several locations across Illinois.
She has nearly three decades’ experience in behavioral health services, is a board member of the Illinois Problem Solving Court Association, and past president of the Mental Health Court Association of Illinois. Alicia often speaks at conferences and in other public
forums on substance use treatment and alternatives to incarceration at state
and local levels.
Alicia joined TASC as a senior program administrator in 2004 and was promoted to director of Cook County operations in 2009, where her responsibilities included operational and clinical oversight of the TASC’s Cook County court services for adults and juveniles, as well as clinical and advocacy services for youth and parents involved in the foster care system. With a focus on cross-systems collaboration, she also has co-led TASC’s juvenile justice services, child welfare and family services, and corrections reentry programs, and she guided the development of TASC’s outpatient treatment services, launched in 2017.
Prior to joining TASC, Alicia provided
management and clinical services for a number of organizations in New York
City, including Mount Sinai Hospital, the New York Urban League, the New York
Health and Hospitals Corporation, and Damon House.
Alicia received her BA in psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth (Morristown, New Jersey) and her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC).