Clients Served Last Year:
Funding Generously Provided by:
The New York City Council through the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and private donations.
Research has shown that substance use is a major risk factor that can lead to individuals becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
Divert individuals with substance abuse out of the criminal justice system and into treatment facilities.
How We Do it:
Brooklyn TASC has been operating since 1990. TASC manages cases by moving clients from the criminal justice process and into treatment, simultaneously providing monitoring services as an adjunct to criminal justice supervision. TASC comprehensive case management services create a unique interface among the criminal justice system, the treatment service system, and the client, thus allowing for effective and efficient outcomes.
The TASC model comprises four discrete activities:
1) identification of alcohol or drug-involved and/or mentally ill individuals to determine their appropriateness for referral by the criminal justice system into the TASC case management system;
2) assessment of the individual’s behavioral health treatment needs;
3) referral to the appropriate treatment placement; and
4) continuous case management through reporting protocols, urine monitoring, and ancillary requirements to ensure compliance with criminal justice orders and the treatment regimen.
The Outcomes of Brooklyn TASC
Brooklyn TASC maintains a 70% success rate in assisting individuals achieve sobriety and successfully complete their court obligations.
Brooklyn TASC provides the screening, assessment, and case management for the Brooklyn Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison (DTAP) program for repeat felony offenders. An analysis of the Brooklyn DTAP project compared a sample of DTAP participants to a comparison group and found that participating in DTAP reduced the odds of a new rearrest by 56 percent, a new reconviction by 60 percent, a new jail sentence by 59 percent, and a new prison sentence by 65 percent.
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