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Wherever substance use meets criminal justice involvement, TASC’s Center for Health and Justice has answers.

We partner with leaders and jurisdictions—from police to parole and all points in between—to develop results-driven strategies that make communities safer, promote equity, improve community health and reduce people’s involvement in the justice system.

Collaboration is foundational to our success. We work with policymakers, researchers, service providers, and people with lived experience to build solutions for real life.
Proud to serve as the National Research & TA Center for the Justice Department’s comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic.
We’re co-facilitating research-practice partnerships under this groundbreaking National Institute on Drug Abuse initiative.
Partnering with law enforcement and community-based services across the country to advance pre-arrest diversion.
With the National Judicial College, we’re helping local jurisdictions respond to addiction.
Providing technical assistance for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) grantees.
Partnering with Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) to provide trainings to help prevent opioid overdose deaths.
Working in partnership with the Colombo Plan & and US Department of State to develop and deliver a training curriculum on Alternatives to Incarceration.
CHJ is part of a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Police Deflection research study partnering with RAND corporation and ICJIA.
Technical Assistance & Training

Whatever the substance use or mental health issue, whatever the point of contact with the law enforcement or justice system, we can help.

Our TA & Training solutions combine field-specific best practices, research, innovation, science, and clinical experience to build customized solutions for communities. We specialize where behavioral health (substance use disorders, mental health) intersects with criminal justice, juvenile justice, and youth and family systems.
Science, Practice, & Opioids
Advancing evidence-based solutions, such as medication for opioids and alcohol, plus behavioral therapy for treatment of opioid use disorder.
Addressing inequitable policies and practices.
Youth & Families
Promoting strategies of strength and resiliency for individuals and their families to help stop cycles of justice involvement generationally.
Specialized Case Management
Clinical strategies to increase recovery success, grounded in 40+ years of direct services.
Treatment Capacity
Helping local communities meet growing needs for treatment and recovery services.
Healthcare Policy & Medicaid
Understanding the latest in public health science, policy, and funding mechanisms to support behavioral health treatment.
Policy & Systems Change

We help policymakers ensure that the solutions they propose are based on both hard data and practical experience in different settings.

At local, state, and federal levels, we support public policies that reduce incarceration, promote equity, and create healthier communities.