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Youth and Families

Early involvement in juvenile justice and child welfare systems increases the likelihood of later involvement in the criminal justice system. We help improve success for both youth and parents by advocating for them in these systems. By providing training and technical assistance to support juvenile justice services, we not only help stop generational cycles of justice involvement, but we give families the skills and tools to live together in positive, healthy ways.

CHJ’s work includes children and families in its approaches, being mindful that a focus solely on the person with a substance use disorder is not sufficient; the resulting trauma for those in the homes of those who are addicted must also be addressed. In this ways, it is also our goal to help break inter-generational cycles of substance use disorders.

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“…building strong family structures and community integration” - Spotlight on Moms and Babies program, in which TASC is a central partner At TASC, we understand that involvement in juvenile justice and child welfare systems...
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 | 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 | 2012
Recovery Coach Program Increases Family Reunification TASC works with mothers and fathers whose children have been taken into the child welfare system due to parental maltreatment related to substance use disorders. Initiated in 2000, TASC’s Family Recovery and Reunification Program...