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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go to obtain information on treatment programs and facilities in my city/state/area?
SAMHSA offers a substance abuse facility locator you can use to locate programs and facilities. Here, you can type in your city and state to locate an agency in your area.

SAMHSA also offers a list of agencies that provide help for substance abuse. This list includes web site addresses as well as contact information.


Where can I go to obtain information on TASC programs and facilities in my city/state/area?
National TASC is not a treatment referral agency and cannot make specific recommendations to individual treatment facilities. However, a list of National TASC program members is provided under the agency directory in our membership section.


What work does the National TASC office perform?
National TASC is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas, information and research concerning TASC agencies. National TASC assists in developing professional competence in the operation of TASC and related services. National TASC promotes alternatives to incarceration and advocates on behalf of its membership on a national basis. Recent activities include research, data analysis and information to individuals, criminal justice professionals, academics, and public and private agencies.


What kind of issues does National TASC address?
National TASC promotes a program model to reduce addiction driven by crime. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Linking federal, state, and local criminal justice systems to community based treatment programs.
  • Recognizing agencies, communities and individuals as critical resources in managing large numbers of substance abusing offenders.
  • Promoting the clinical use of science based interventions that enhance mental health, abstinence, and lawful behavior of persons under justice supervision.
  • Supporting access to treatment for those involved in justice systems including screening, assessment, case management, and support services.
  • Restoring the rights of justice-involved individuals such as voting, access to housing, education, and employment, upon successful completion of supervision.

How can I find out about employment opportunities in TASC related programs?
National TASC posts employment opportunities as they become available to us. Please see the employment bulletin board on this web site. Many of the federal and other agencies listed in our links section include employment listings on their web sites.


What information is available for persons who have no insurance or money for treatment?
The following phone numbers are available to help find funded or low cost treatment:

  • 1-800-662-HELP
  • 1-800-662-9832 (Espanol)
  • 1-800-228-0427 (TDD)

The Department of Health and Human Services web site provides answers to frequently asked questions by families about facilities that accept court-ordered clients.


How can I obtain printed information published by National TASC?
TASC programs are referenced in a number of different kinds of documents. For a list of references from various sources, see our resources section.


Where can a student or researcher find more information about the criminal justice system, offenders, and TASC programs?
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service web site provides a list of documents related to TASC programs and to offender treatment services.

The National Institute of Corrections web site provides a list of documents related to substance abusing offenders in corrections programs. Call 1-800-877-1461 or visit the NIC web site.


How can I get information about grant program funding?
The U.S. Department of Justice web site provides information on funding opportunities.

The SAMHSA web site is another place that provides useful information on grant program funding.


What are the benefits of an NTASC membership?
Membership in the National Consortium of TASC programs earns you and your organization:

  • Member discounts on TASC sponsored events
  • Eligibility for Executive Board and Advisory Board membership
  • Emailed Newsletter
  • Legislative Alerts
  • Special Policy and Research Publications
  • 10% discount on participating or exhibiting at National TASC Conferences
  • Program Membership Certificate
  • Priority status for attendance at National Training Conference
  • Opportunities to submit articles for publication in our newsletter
  • Ability to advertise nationally on our website
  • Listing in online membership guide
  • Member Contact Directories
  • Volume pricing for Drug Screening Test Kits through a special agreement between National TASC and ABM . (see website for details)
  • Advocacy and policy support of the National TASC offices in the Metro Washington area with respect to federal health and justice initiatives
  • National TASC Legislative Priorities
  • Information about policy, funding and other development opportunities
  • Support and assistance for developing State TASC Associations

Who would I contact with a question of concern involving National TASC or related TASC programs?

For any further questions or concerns, contact:
National TASC
Phone: (202) 434-8239