“Bridging the gap between criminal justice and behavioral health.”

- National TASC




Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities

National and State TASC

Program Models

Build a bridge between criminal justice and treatment

Targets non-violent felons and misdomeanants with AOD issues

Enhances existing correctional supervision programs

TASC: The Early Years

The TASC program model originated as a federal initiative by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) and the National Institute of Mental Health.



Ohio TASC Association provides state-wide leadership and promotion of the TASC model which bridges the referral and service system through screening, assessment, case management, treatment and advocacy for individuals involved in the justice system.



To promote TASC as the preferred model that utilizes state of the art, evidence based practices for justice clients to support recovery and overall health and wellness.



501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Established operational bylaws

Association officers have two year terms

Annual Membership dues

Monthly meetings in Columbus

Yearly strategic planning sessions

Ad hoc membership by OhioMHAS



Policy Advocacy

Program Development

Peer and Technical Support

Research utilizing Evidence Based Programs

State of Ohio Liaison

National TASC Liaison

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. 

Some operating programs continue to use the original name, Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime

Others use names that reflect their role in their own communities, while generally retaining the TASC acronym.

Treatment Assessment Screening Center​

Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities

Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities



  • 200,000 Clients Assessed since inception

  • 7,500 Clients Admitted into TASC yearly (Adults and Youth)

  • 95% Negative Alcohol Tests

  • 82% Negative Drug Tests

  • 6% Rearrests while in TASC (New Charge)

  • 1% Commitment rate to ODRC

  • 50% Successful completion rate

SFY 16 OhioMHAS Data Summary



  • 20,000 Youth Assessed since inception

  • 98% Negative Alcohol Tests

  • 87% Negative Drug Tests

  • 10% Rearrests while in TASC (new charge)

  • 1% Commitment Rate to ODYS

  • 57% Successful completion rate

SFY 16 OhioMHAS Data Summary

Statistics: DYS Reentry

• 6,322 Adult & juvenile offenders in 15 counties.

Only 5% of the adults incurred a new criminal charge while in the program. 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.

SFY 2019 OhioMHAS Data Summary