Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC)

TASC's mission is to build a communications and offender management bridge between the criminal justice and treatment systems which have differing philosophies and objectives. TASC identifies chemically dependent offenders, provides assessments, and makes referrals for the most appropriate drug treatment. TASC programs also provide individual and group counseling. Other key functions include case management services, drug testing and assisting with the acquisition of ancillary services such as employment, housing and food. TASC case managers work closely with judges, probation officers, jail administrators and treatment providers to provide effective and comprehensive programming. TASC assessments are frequently used in pre-sentence investigation reports to inform sentencing judges as to the need, as well as the level of care, for addiction treatment as needed as a condition of community control.

In SFY 2016, TASC programs served 7,481 adult and juvenile offenders in 15 counties. Only 5.7% of the adults incurred a new criminal charge while in the program and less than 1% were committed to DRC institutions. 82% of the drug tests and 95% of the alcohol tests yielded negative results. Half of all the adult clients that were discharged successfully completed the program. 9.7% of the juveniles were arrested for a new charge while in the program, and less than 1% were committed to DYS facilities. 97.5% of the alcohol tests and 87% of the drug tests yielded negative results. 57% of all the juvenile clients that were discharged successfully completed the program.

TASC operates in Athens, Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Gallia, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Lucas, Mahoning, Meigs, Preble, Sandusky, Stark and Vinton Counties