Serving justice and corrections systems across Illinois, we offer brief screening and assessment to determine if individuals may need treatment or other services.
assessment are the first steps to helping people get the services that are
right for them.
Screening may simply be a brief conversation to determine if the person may be eligible for a given program, and if an assessment is needed. In settings such as jails and prisons, and using standardized screening tools and interview protocols, TASC helps identify individuals who may be eligible to participate in substance use treatment or other programs.
Assessment is a more in-depth clinical process to determine what type of services are suitable based on the person’s clinical needs, strengths, and issues that may affect treatment and recovery. Variables such as substance use severity, co-occurring mental health issues, justice system status, transportation accessibility, and client choice are all part of determining how to best guide clients as they begin to make significant changes in their lives.
Making a Difference
Each year in Illinois, TASC provides screening and assessment for approximately 30,000 individuals involved in justice and corrections systems. These findings help inform next steps in both clinical and criminal justice decision-making.
an example of TASC’s national reach, we are the national training partner for the Institute of
Behavioral Research (IBR) at Texas Christian University (TCU). TASC’s Center for Health and Justice helped to develop the TCU Drug Screen – Opioid Supplement, a 17-question screen to help justice
professionals determine if individuals should be prioritized for immediate
placement into treatment for opioid use problems.
TASC is accredited by CARF International
. This prestigious accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of people served.