George A.H. Williams
A consistent advocate for the health, rights, and responsibilities of people and communities involved with the justice system, George Williams is vice president of community and government affairs for TASC. He advocates with state and federal lawmakers to promote sound criminal justice policies that address health needs and racial disparities among justice populations.
George also provides consultation and training nationally and internationally on community-based addiction recovery, as well as restored citizenship for people who have been involved in the justice system. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in convening and presenting at a number of national and international conferences on issues related to criminal justice and addiction recovery.
His tenure at TASC began in 1990, and he has held successive roles as health services unit supervisor, internal training coordinator, services development administrator, and director of community partnerships before joining TASC's executive team in 2009.
Along with his responsibilities at TASC, George is co-chair of Illinois Congressman Danny K. Davis’ (7th Congressional District) Criminal Justice Reform Committee and Substance Abuse Advisory Committee. He is certified as an HIV/AIDS trainer for the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor with the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).
A U.S. Army veteran, George earned the National Defense Service Medal for his honorable military service, and in 2015 received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented by Illinois’ 7th Congressional District. In 2012, he received an honorary PhD in Urban Studies from IPAE-Midwest Bible College.