The Rockland TASC Program includes assessment of an offender’s addiction, a determination of the most appropriate treatment placement, referral to treatment and monitoring for the courts. Offenders with a history of violent crimes or who are currently charged with a violent crime are ineligible to participate in TASC. TASC does not accept offenders with a history of inappropriate or illegal sexual acts, arson, or severe mental illness. Offenders must have a current history of substance abuse and be willing to enter treatment for a minimum of 12 months.
Potential participants are identified by referral from the Court, a Defense Attorney, the District Attorney, Probation, or Parole. A treatment plan is developed by TASC staff and presented to the Court for its approval. TASC clients are monitored by staff with an expertise in substance abuse, and regular reports are presented to the Court outlining client progress. Persons not in compliance with all conditions of the TASC treatment plan are returned to the Court for criminal processing.
Rockland TASC staff is comprised of dedicated professionals delivering screening, assessment, referral and case management services. In recent years, there has been increasing awareness of the value of Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) program services as a means to identify suitable offenders with substance abuse problems for diversion. TASC services positively influence numerous offenders to acknowledge their substance abuse problems, undergo treatment and counseling, and comply with terms and conditions of their release. TASC programs provide essential support and coordination of service delivery to achieve successful reintegration of participants to their respective communities.
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