“Because TASC is baked into the criminal justice system in Illinois, the justice system
presents a more human face—with a focus on the individual—and promotes public
health and human rights.”
- Ambassador Adam Namm, Executive Secretary, Organization of American States
Diversion and Alternatives to Incarceration
cornerstone of our work, TASC seeks to reduce justice system involvement by diverting
people away from the front end of the justice system and offering sensible
alternatives to incarceration. Primarily serving individuals with substance use
disorders, we advocate for people so they can get the help they need to become
healthy and self-sufficient in the community.
Reaching tens of thousands of men and women across Illinois each year, TASC’s justice programs include prosecutorial diversions, assessment services for courts and probation, jail release services, screening services in prison, reentry services following incarceration, and more.
and Alternatives to Incarceration
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Featured Systems Change Initiatives:
Diversion in Illinois
Learn about the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act (SB 3023)
See overview and links; learn about the Police,
Treatment and Community Collaborative
the Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI)
Read overview and watch video
Withdrawal in Jail Settings
Read brief for jail
administrators, see blog
TASC’s justice diversion programs receive significant support from the Illinois Department of Human Services, as well as county and local funding entities, foundations, and individual donors.
See program locations.
Donate to TASC’s Justice Diversion and Alternative-to-Incarceration programs. To earmark
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Contact TASC for further information on our justice diversion and alternative-to-incarceration programs.