North Carolina TASC Clinical Series Training Module One: Understanding TASC

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  • North Carolina TASC Clinical Series TrainingModule One: Understanding TASC

  • North Carolina TASCThe mission of the North Carolina TASC Network is to provide care management services to drug-involved and mentally ill offenders.

    TASCs objective is to provide quality services to offenders as early in the criminal justice continuum as possible.

  • TASC TASC combines legal sanctions with treatment matching & supervised community reintegration to interrupt the cycle of:AddictionCriminalityArrestConvictionIncarcerationReleaseRe-arrest

  • Offender Management Model (OMM)Creates a seamless system of care Clarifies roles in providing control and treatment Reduces the rate of revocation for technical and drug violationsCombines efforts to guarantee the effective utilization of limited resourcesProvides cognitive behavioral interventionsDevelops an integrated information systemEnsures probation, CJPP, DACDP, DOP and TASC staff are trained to implement the OMM

  • OMM AgreementsTASC, probation services, DACDP and CJPP agree to:

    Develop a unified case/service plan specific to the offenders needs in order to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals

    Promote an open exchange of information in accordance with the rules of confidentiality and legal waivers and/or releases of information

    Abide by and promote the use of the principles of effective interventions with offenders

  • TASC in North CarolinaJustice SystemIdentification& Assessment

  • TASC PartnershipsState of North Carolina

    Center for Health Care Strategies - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Where is TASC in North Carolina?

  • TASC Service SystemUnified Statewide TASC System

  • Current TASC SystemStandard Functions:Information SystemsQuality Management & UM PoliciesFinancingClinical PolicyGrievance & Appeals

    TASC Training InstituteState DivisionRCE 1RCE 2RCE 4RCE 3Value OptionsTASC ServicesPerson-Centered Client FlowProviderNetwork Local Functions: Program Management Program Audit Technical Assistance Provider Network Development Service Authorization

  • Critical Elements

  • Organizational ElementsA broad base of support from the justice, treatment, and other social services systems for effective communication and service delivery

    Organizational integrity

    Policies and procedures for regular staff training

  • Operational ElementsClearly defined client eligibility criteria

    Screening procedures for identification of TASC candidates within the justice system

    Standard operating procedures for assessment and referral

    Client-centered care management

    Objective standards for purchasing services

    Access to a complete array of services

    Policies, procedures, and protocols for monitoring drug use through chemical testing

    Competency with diverse populations

  • System Coordination ElementsCoordination of justice, treatment and other systems

    Provision of information and cross-training to justice, treatment and other systems

    Monitoring of and accountability for funding allocation and resource utilization

    Training on standard clinical operating procedures

    Standard administrative operating procedures for regional coordinating entities

    Regional information system networks connected to and accessible by the overseeing state entity

    Stakeholder buy-in from the highest levels of state and community corrections

  • Early Intervention RationaleReaches client at point of greatest need and highest motivation level

    Provides maximum information to the court, corrections and treatment

    Saves money, time and resources for corrections, treatment and the courts

    Increases the likelihood of successful participation in treatment

    Strengthens client motivation for treatment

  • Who Does TASC Benefit?Jail reduces tension, discipline problems and overcrowding

    Court provides additional information on defendants, focuses resources and reduces costs

    Probation provides additional supervision and assistance in linking clients with treatment

  • Who Does TASC Benefit?Parole/Post-Release assures continuity of care following release

    Community reduces costs, increases public safety, reduces criminal activity and reduces drug use

  • Criminal Justice SystemTASC agrees to provide:

    Specific points of intervention

    Timeframes for action on referrals

    Frequent client contact and progress reports containing objective information

    Timeframes for notification of client termination, disappearance etc.

    Criteria for termination from TASC services

  • Congratulations!You now understand TASC!