Systems Change

Bringing to Scale Lasting Improvements for Criminal Justice Systems

We help states and jurisdictions develop integrated and aligned interventions at every phase of justice involvement, from arrest through reentry. Our system change work addresses behavioral health conditions and related criminal behavior, thereby promoting public safety and ensuring fiscal responsibility.

Here is some of our work in this issue area:

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2016 Service Focus or Project TASC-CHJ Medicaid Policy SeriesMedicaid Reforms to Support Criminal Justice Populations Medicaid expansion coupled with the criminal justice reform movement presents an unprecedented opportunity to build a criminal justice system—one that takes on a public health approach...
2016 Report or Paper Building Bridges to Care from Correctional Systems to Healthcare in the CommunityThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. It describes the key components of a seamless system of care for individuals being...
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    Bridges to Care
2016 Report or Paper Medicaid Changes Needed for Criminal Justice Reform: Recommendations for StatesThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. It is applicable in states considering or in the process of applying for a Section 1115...
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    Medicaid for States
2016 Report or Paper Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care for Justice PopulationsThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, Medicaid managed care organizations, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. It explains how perationalizing relationships...
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    Leveraging Managed Care
2016 Report or Paper Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Justice AgenciesThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. States have the option to permit justice agencies to receive Medicaid reimbursement for...
2016 Report or Paper Presumptive Eligibility for Individuals Involved in the Justice SystemThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. Individuals who are released from jail or prison can rapidly be enrolled into Medicaid...
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    Presumptive Eligibility
2016 Report or Paper Health Homes for Justice PopulationsThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. The Affordable Care Act allows states to receive an enhanced match rate for “health home...
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    Health Homes
2016 Report or Paper 90/10 Funding to Promote Health Information Sharing between Correctional Agencies and Community-Based ProvidersThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. It discusses the intersection between information technology, record sharing, the...
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    9010 Funding
2015 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource Map of State and Local Initiatives to Enroll Individuals in Medicaid in Criminal Justice SettingsResearchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, with the support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, have created a national picture of the enrollment efforts that are taking place within... link
2015 Service Focus or Project Service Network Innovation CollaborativeIn February 2015, TASC received funding from the Polk Bros. Foundation to facilitate a collaborative process for providing services to individuals being released from Cook County Jail who have significant mental health treatment needs. The aim is to...
2015 Article, Interview STEER Deflection Model: Want to Reduce Drugs in Your Community? You May Want to Deflect Instead of ArrestIn this article from the September issue of The Police Chief Magazine, Jac Charlier, national director for justice initiatives for the Center for Health and Justice at TASC, writes about models to divert people from arrest to treatment. The... link
2014 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource JLSCI Fact Sheet: Systems Change Initiative Offers Practical Solutions for Criminal Justice LeadersThis fact sheet explains the Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI), which helps local jurisdictions create and implement practical, collaborative responses to substance abuse and addiction among offenders. For more information on this...
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    JLSCI Fact Sheet
2014 Service Focus or Project No Entry: Stop the Revolving Door of Drugs & CrimeThe Center for Health and Justice at TASC (CHJ) promotes a public policy strategy of No Entry, designed to reverse the flow of drug-involved individuals going into and through the criminal justice system. No Entry involves structured, clinical...
2014 Report or Paper No Entry: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and InitiativesThe Center for Health and Justice at TASC has published a national survey of more than 100 criminal justice diversion programs and initiatives, focusing on their strategies and lessons learned for reducing recidivism, improving health interventions...
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    Executive Summary
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    Full Report
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    Report Appendices
2014 Facts on Youth Issue 2: Youth Incarceration Linked to Problems Functioning in Society
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    FOY 2014, Issue 2
2014 Service Focus or Project ACA Implementation Work: Expertise through PracticeMen and women involved in the justice system have far higher rates of physical health problems, mental illness, and substance use disorders than do adults in the general public. As a result, state and local courts, jails, and prisons spend massive...
2014 Technical Assistance BHbusiness Course on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Justice PopulationsIn collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) and the Legal Action Center (LAC), the Center for Health and Justice at TASC has created an online course to prepare those working with justice-involved populations to leverage the...
2014 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource A Culture of Coverage for Justice-Involved Adults in Illinois: A Resource Guide for Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Criminal Justice Personnel in IllinoisDeveloped through this collaboration on behalf of the Illinois Governor's Healthcare Reform Implementation Council: Work Group on Justice Populations (WJP), A Culture of Coverage for Justice-Involved Adults in Illinois serves as a guide for...
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    A Culture of Coverage for Justice-Involved Adults in Illinois
2014 Report or Paper Medicaid Application Assistance in a Jail Setting: A Case Study of Cook County, ILMost individuals booked at the Cook County Jail have untreated medical and behavioral health issues which perpetuate cycles of arrest and incarceration. The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), in conjunction with the...
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    Cook County Case Study - NAPSA 2014
2014 Service Focus or Project Jail Pre-Release Discharge Planning and ReferralTASC, with funding from the Michael Reese Health Trust, in conjunction with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Cermak Health Services (the healthcare provider inside the jail), is working to create linkage infrastructure for persons with serious...

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