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Integrating the TASC and Drug Court Model. Presented by Jim Evans, PC Clinical Director of Meridian Services and Andrea Paventi, MS LCDC III Executive Director of Mahoning County TASC. Created by President Richard Nixon’s Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

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Integrating the tasc and drug court model

Integrating the TASC and Drug Court Model..

Presented by Jim Evans, PC

Clinical Director of Meridian Services and

Andrea Paventi, MS LCDC III

Executive Director of Mahoning County TASC


About tasc

Created by President Richard Nixon’s Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

The first TASC programs began in 1972 in Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia.

Currently in 100 jurisdictions in 28 states

Mid 90’s TASC programs received support from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Criminal Justice Block Grants through 1982.

Primary functions include assessment, case management and drug testing.

TASC programs work with both adult and adolescent offenders.

In Ohio… There are 14 TASC programs in 18 counties.

About TASC….


About drug courts
About Drug Courts for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • The first drug court opened in Miami, FL in 1989 at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic

  • According to NADCP to the… there are currently more than 2,300 drug courts and 1,113 problem solving courts in the U.S.

  • Ohio TASC programs provide case management services to approximately 12 traditional drug courts and 10 other problem solving courts


Mahoning county tasc drug courts
Mahoning County TASC & Drug Courts for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

Mahoning County TASC provides services to the following problem solving courts:

  • Mahoning County Common Pleas Drug Court

  • Misdemeanor Drug Court

  • Juvenile Treatment Court

  • Department of Youth Services Re-Entry Court


Tasc s primary functions
TASC’s Primary Functions for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Assessment

    • Independent and unbiased

    • Looks at client’s best interest

    • Accepted by treatment agencies

    • Focuses on both criminogenic and substance use


Tasc s primary functions cont
TASC’s Primary Functions Cont. for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Drug Testing

    • Cost efficient

    • Staff are trained in collection procedures

    • True random process

    • Occurs at TASC

    • Expedited results

    • Flexibility to test on weekends

    • Know clients


Tasc s primary functions cont1
TASC’s Primary Functions Cont. for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Case Management

    • Knowledgeable about community resources

    • Able to transport clients in community

    • Follows client throughout all levels of care and through different treatment providers

    • Centralized case file with data and stats on clients entire participation in drug court


Characteristics of mahoning county oh
Characteristics of Mahoning County, OH for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Mahoning County is the 8th Largest Ohio County

  • Population 251,490

  • Median Household Income $38,393

  • Median Age 41

  • White 203,667, Black or African American 38,375 – Hispanic, 8,266


Mahoning co tasc composition
MAHONING CO TASC COMPOSITION for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Inc. 1999

  • Current Budget $600,000

  • Staff

    • Executive Director

    • Case Manager Supervisor

    • 2 fte Assessment Counselors

    • 1 fte Felony Drug Court Case Manager

    • 1 fte Juvenile Case Manager

    • 1 fte Adult TASC Case Manager

    • 1 fte Misdemeanor Drug Court Case Manager

    • 1 fte Access to Recovery Benefits Coordinator

    • 2 ½fte Urinalysis Coordinators

    • 2 fte Administrative Support Staff


Mahoning co drug court composition
Mahoning Co. Drug Court Composition for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Judge

  • Prosecutor

  • Drug Court Coordinator

  • TASC Representative

  • CD Treatment Agency Representatives

  • Probation Officer

  • Mental Health Representative


1998 original flow
1998 ORIGINAL FLOW for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

Referral to DC

3 WEEKS

DC Prosecutor Legal Compliance Process

1 WEEK

TASC Clinical Assessment

1 WEEK

Review and Recommendation By Drug Court Team

1 WEEK

TASC Develops Participant Plan/LOC with Client


2005 changes in participant characteristics
2005 Changes in Participant Characteristics for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • PROBLEM

    • Significant change in drug court applicants’ age

    • Dramatic change in outcomes due to opiate dependence

    • Resistance by team to use medication assisted treatment

    • In 2009


2007 course correction
2007 COURSE CORRECTION for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

NEW PROCESS ADDED

1 WEEK

DRUG COURT ORIENTATION

1 WEEK

TASC Clinical Assessment

Review and Recommendation By Drug Court Team

1 WEEK

TASC Develops Participant Plan/LOC with Client


Drug court orientation group
Drug Court Orientation Group… for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • The group occurs after the potential client has been approved by the prosecutor for acceptance into drug court.

  • The group is held at TASC and conducted by the drug court coordinator.

  • The group is a power point overview of the entire drug court from plea to graduation.


Orientation continued
Orientation Continued… for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

The group specifically addresses…

  • Program fees

  • Sanctions

  • Drug Testing Policy

  • Treatment options

  • Probation reporting requirements

  • Case management role

  • Graduation criteria


2006 emerging trends
2006 Emerging Trends for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • PROBLEM

    • Decrease in revenues for public pay clients

    • Increase in the attractiveness and effectiveness of the court

    • Results are long waiting periods prior to plea

    • Overzealous defense attorney’s promising the

    • unbelievable

    • Addict’s primary defense kicks in

    • Court room drama in regards to level of care


2007 course correction1
2007 COURSE CORRECTION for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

NEW PROCESS ADDED

TASC STARTS PRE-PLEA MONITORING PERIOD


Assessment phase
Assessment Phase… for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Must complete orientation group

  • Scheduled for assessment same day

  • Assessment occurs

  • Client returns to meet with case manager while plea date is being set

  • Monitoring period occurs


Tasc follows client through relapse
TASC Follows Client Through Relapse for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Only agency with a complete file on client

  • Will re-assess in jail while serving sanction

  • Will keep client through multiple treatment agencies


2007 process problem
2007 PROCESS PROBLEM for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Problem

    • Participants being pulled between recovery tasks and family responsibilities

    • Lack of understanding of family about addiction, recovery and community resources available to help


2008 course correction
2008 COURSE CORRECTION for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

NEW PROCESS ADDED

TASC STARTS DC FAMILY

ORIENTATION PROGRAM


Family orientation group
Family Orientation Group… for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Held simultaneously with client’s group

  • Family role

  • Enabling versus helping behavior

  • Provides local resources for help (Alanon, family counseling)

  • What to expect while your loved one is in the program

  • HIPPA


Other key improvements
Other Key Improvements for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • TASC can do assessments in the jail (most funding sources do not reimburse for these)

  • TASC assessments meet the same standards as certified treatment agencies and can be accepted by other treatment agencies.

  • Work with local bar association to attract the right population for the drug court programs

  • Introduction of medicated assisted recovery to the drug court model


Other services tasc can provide
Other services TASC can provide.. for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Monthly bus passes to assist with transportation

  • Birth certificates

  • State ID’s

  • TASC offers a relapse prevention group

  • Mahoning County has been included in the Access to Recovery program (RSS, GAP Funds)


Where do we go from here
Where do we go from here? for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Questions…


Contact information
Contact Information for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP)

  • Jim Evans- [email protected]

  • 527 N. Meridian Rd.

  • Youngstown, OH 44509

  • (330)797-0070

  • Andrea Paventi- [email protected]

  • 105 E. Boardman Street

  • Youngstown, OH 44503

  • (330)743-2192 x101


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