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 helping to get other services like employment, housing and food. TASC case managers work closely with judges, probation officers, jail administrators and treatment providers. 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 a condition of community control.

In State Fiscal Year 2019, TASC programs had the following accomplishments:

  • 6,322 adult and juvenile offenders in 15 counties
  • Only 5% of the adults incurred a new criminal charge while in the program and less than 1% were committed to DRC institutions
  • Nearly half (48%) of all the adult clients that were discharged successfully completed the program
  • 17% of the juveniles were arrested for a new charge while in the program, and none were committed to DYS facilities
  • 62% 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.