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“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  (OAS)

Deflection and Alternatives to Incarceration   

At the 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 pre-arrest diversion (i.e., deflection), prosecutorial diversion, assessment services for courts and probation, jail release services, screening services in prison, reentry services following incarceration, and more. 

Featured Programs:

Law Enforcement and First Responder Deflection

Learn about our deflection work in Suburban Cook County (and free deflection TA and naloxone training) and throughout Illinois

Partner to build your deflection program with TASC's Center for Health and Justice

Diversion and Alternatives to Incarceration

        Download fact sheet

Featured Systems Change Initiatives:
Advancing Deflection/Pre-Arrest Diversion Solutions
Report on Law Enforcement-led Diversion and First Responder Deflection Programs
Journal for Advancing Justice Spotlights Police-led Deflection

Co-Leading the Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI)

Read overview and watch video

Advocating Safe 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 your donation, please indicate so in the notes.

Contact TASC for further information on our services across Illinois.