(Chicago) – For the seventh consecutive time, TASC has earned a three-year term of accreditation by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
TASC was re-accredited for
assessment and referral services for adults and adolescents, and for case
management/services coordination for adults and adolescents. These services are
offered via a number of TASC programs across Illinois, including Adult
Court and Probation Services, Juvenile
Justice Services, Corrections
Transition Program, Intensive
Placement Stabilization, and the Family
Recovery and Reunification Program, which was specifically lauded for TASC’s unique service delivery.
Additionally, surveyed by CARF for the first time, TASC’s outpatient and intensive outpatient services for adults, which were launched in late 2016, also earned accreditation.
Highlighting key organizational strengths, CARF
surveyors found that TASC is committed to providing much-needed services for
people who often have very limited access to treatment and other resources, and
that staff consistently treat clients with dignity and respect.
Surveyors also reported that:
- It is clear that the organization is focused on improving the community by providing quality services. Clients consistently stated something to the effect that, “TASC has been vital in my recovery. Without this program I would be in trouble and still on the streets.” Another client said, “I would probably be dead without TASC’s support. I have a job now and want to be a positive example to my family.”
- Clients and other stakeholders interviewed concerning feedback about services were extremely complimentary in their responses. They praised TASC staff members for genuinely caring about them, with numerous individuals reporting, “They saved my life.”
- TASC is viewed as an integral part
of the community and is highly respected by external stakeholders as a provider
of quality services.
- TASC has talented, dedicated, and highly motivated staff members who embody the organization’s intent to make a positive difference in the lives of clients.
- TASC has a highly enthusiastic and deep commitment to its mission, vision, and core values; to providing quality services; and to quality improvement. The dedicated and professional members of the organization’s management have developed a strong team effort and a dedication to service delivery, meeting the needs of clients, and personalized services.
“Our staff bring passion and commitment to this work every day, and it’s a privilege for us to be able to make a difference in our clients’ lives,” said TASC President Pam Rodriguez. “To have these observations confirmed by CARF’s independent and in-depth survey is deeply gratifying.”
The three-day CARF survey took place in August and was conducted
by six surveyors, who observed organizational practices, reviewed documentation
and met with clients and family members, TASC staff, and a variety of stakeholders
across the state.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body
whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of
services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous
improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body
establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and
improve the quality of their programs and services.
has provided advocacy and case management service in Illinois since 1976.