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Thank you for following TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities). TASC’s blog is now hosted on our website, where you can read our latest news and related issues, find out about our work, view our locations across Illinois, learn about TASC’s Center for Health and …
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(Chicago) –  TASC’s 2018 Leadership Award recipients—action-driven change agents forging new pathways within their professions—humbly echoed similar themes as they accepted their awards at the agency’s annual luncheon in Chicago on December 12: Thank you, but this is just the …
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(Chicago) – Several criminal justice initiatives advanced during the 2018 midterm elections, marking notable progress in justice reform. In Florida, for example, voters approved Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to people—1.4 million—who have completed serving the terms of their …
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(Chicago) — TASC President Pam Rodriguez has been named to Governor-elect JB Pritzker’s Restorative Justice and Safe Communities Committee, which will advise the incoming administration on criminal justice reform and public safety. Pritzker announced the formation of the committee at a press …
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(Grayslake, IL) – A new bipartisan law that authorizes local police departments and community partners to develop local strategies to fight the Illinois opioid crisis has the overwhelming backing of Illinois voters, according to a recent poll. On August 22, …
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(Chicago) – Youth who have completed services offered through the Lurie Children’s Juvenile Justice Collaborative (JJC) were lauded by parents and program partners at the JJC’s inaugural achievement celebration at TASC on November 16. Launched in 2017 by the Ann …
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(Chicago) — Jac Charlier has been named executive director of the Center for Health and Justice at TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities). The Center (CHJ) helps justice and healthcare systems reduce crime and improve community health by diverting eligible people …
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(Chicago) — TASC’s 2018 Leadership Awards Luncheon will recognize experts who are forging new solutions in stopping cycles of justice system involvement before they begin. Former Cook County Jail Executive Director Dr. Nneka Tapia, Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther, and …
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(Chicago) – With Election Day approaching on November 6, states across the country have differing laws on the voting rights of people with criminal records. Illinois citizens with a criminal record have the right to vote, as long as they …
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(Chicago) — New state funding is available to law enforcement working to divert people away from arrest and jail and into drug treatment programs. With $500,000 available, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is now accepting grant proposals to …

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