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TASC's Center for Health and Justice compiles, consolidates, and communicates findings that help improve policy, practice, and outcomes at the intersections of health and justice.

Browse the sortable table of CHJ and TASC publications below or contact our CHJ team for more information on building solutions for your community.

Year Resource Type Title
Factsheet / Handout | 2020
10 Steps Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Sites Can Take During and After the PandemicAs part of an ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) has created its 10 Steps document.This paper outlines steps deflection and pre-arrest...
Program / Media Feature | 2020
Jac Charlier, executive director of TASC's Center for Health and Justice, recently co-authored this April 28, 2020, op-ed for The Crime Report. It discusses the importance ofrapidly adapting andapplying thelessons...
Program / Media Feature | 2020
Deflection Featured in Sun-Times Editorial Deflection andJac Charlier, executive director of PTACC and TASC's Center for Health and Justice, were featured in a June 9, 2020, commentary by the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board. Excerpts are included, below: Sun-Times Editorial:...
Program / Media Feature | 2020
This articlewritten by TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) appeared in theJune 2020 edition of "Catching Up With COSSAP," an online newsletter distributed by the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). CHJis...
Program / Media Feature | 2020
This article appeared in the April 2020 edition of "Catching Up With COSSAP," an online newsletter distributed by the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). TASC's Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) is aCOSSAP training and technical...
Report / Issue Brief | 2020
TASC-CHJ As communities across the country face crises of drug addiction and overdose, the need for timely access to quality, evidence-based treatment for people with substance use disorders is clear and pressing. This series of briefs is offered to help...
Slide Deck | 2020
Considering Children and Families A Presentation from the COAP National Forum During the 2020 COSSAP (Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program, formerly known as COAP) National Forum CHJ's Jac Charlier presented on the importance of considering the needs of children...
Report / Issue Brief | 2019
Jac Charlier, executive director of TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ), and Ben Ekelund, director of CHJ, have co-authored an issue brief for the National Drug Court Resource Center to support law enforcement officers in...
Slide Deck | 2019
FrameworkLaw enforcement personnel in the community are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. They save lives by carrying naloxone and reviving people who have overdosed, and they save lives again by connecting people to treatment.The model is a pre-arrest diversio...
Video / Podcast | 2019
CHJ facilitated this July 2019 episode of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (or COAP) podcast series, in which Daniel Meloy introduces the Quick Response Team model for overdose response and...
Factsheet / Handout | 2018
SB 3023: The Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther (right) and Dixon City Manager (former Police Chief) Danny Langloss (left) - photo by D. Ormsby Illinois Senate Bill 3023, signed...
Report / Issue Brief | 2018
in Jail Settings Preventing Deaths, Reducing Risk to Counties and States As the opioid crisis continues, jails across the country are encountering people with opioid use disorders who are actively using heroin, fentanyl, illicit prescription medications, and other opioids....
Factsheet / Handout | 2017
PTACC Informational Factsheets & Slides The purpose of PTACC is to provide national vision, leadership, voice, and action to reframe the relationship between law enforcement, treatment, and community. Learn more about this national movement and how you and your community can...
Program / Media Feature | 2017
Free, online courses offering strategies and solutions to stop cycles of drug use and crime In the face of a national opioid crises, and recognizing that most people entering the justice system have recently used illicit drugs and/or...
Report / Issue Brief | 2017
The Center for Health and Justice has published a survey of prosecutorial diversion in Illinois, describing 54 programs operating in 37 counties, based on information submitted by prosecutors on the programs and options offered in thei...
Report / Issue Brief | 2017
: A Decision Making Tool for Police LeadersAcross the country, local law enforcement agencies are seeking new ways to better serve and protect communities confronting the consequences of drug addiction and overdose. Rather than arresting and re-arresting individuals...
Report / Issue Brief | 2017
Promising Practice Guidelines for Residential Substance Abuse TreatmentJac Charlier, and the CHJ team, were an integral part of the collaboration which resulted in the creation of this November 2017 report, as well as the training and technical assistance it describes.Promising Practice Guidelines...
Slide Deck | 2017
Deflection and Pre-Arrest DiversionSlide Presentations The following slide presentations, created by TASC's Center for Health and Justice, provide more information about the concepts ofdeflection and pre-arrest diversion and its implications for public policy, health, and...
Report / Issue Brief | 2016
Children and teens involved in the juvenile justice system have high rates of substance use and mental health disorders.To address their substance use and mental healthcare needs, youth with mental health and/or substance us...
Report / Issue Brief | 2016
for Justice Populations is the lead publication in our comprehensive Medicaid Policy Series.This brief and the others in the series are designed to help leaders maximize the opportunities of Medicaid expansion in order to more swiftly and...