Jac CharlierExecutive Director TASC’s Centre for Health and Justice

Jac Charlier

Executive Director TASC’s Centre for Health and Justice.  Executive Director of Police, Treatment and Community Collaboration.  UNITED STATES

Jac Charlier is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC), and the Executive Director of TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ).  PTACC is the voice of and knowledge leader for the field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion.  CHJ is an international non-profit providing justice policy and systems solutions to reduce crime at the intersection of the justice and behavioral health systems. CHJ is also the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) Technical Assistance provider for Law Enforcement and First Responder (Fire, EMS) Diversion providing guidance, strategies, resources, and tools to grow and develop the field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion.

Jac is an internationally recognized leader in the growth of the movement and development of the field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion. His work is grounded in collaborative, community-based crime reduction initiatives at the intersection of the justice and behavioral health systems. In his efforts to interrupt the cycle of crime and drug use, Jac pays extra special attention to victims of crime, children, vulnerable populations, race and gender equity, and poverty.

Jac’s work is not limited to deflection. He is a crime reduction expert who specializes in justice diversion strategies for vulnerable populations to interrupt the cycle of crime and drug use by bridging the criminal justice and behavioral health systems. His work runs the continuum from police to parole and points in-between including for example, justice system strategies to combat the opioid epidemic where he led the development of a framework for preventing and reducing opioid overdose and death among justice populations, as well as community-based post-overdose response strategies for law enforcement.

Jac is a US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Assistance (INL) Master Global Trainer in Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) and conducts Technical Assistance at the international level. He is also a faculty member with the National Judicial College for the Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI), a court systems change approach to reducing drug use and recidivism through accountability and treatment. He joined TASC’s Center for Health and Justice in 2011 after 16 years of service in the Illinois State Parole Division having moved through the ranks from officer to District Commander and then achieving the rank of Deputy Chief, Northern Operations. He started the Division’s first domestic violence reduction and human trafficking response teams as well as the first women’s gender-specific trained officers. An adjunct faculty member at several universities, a military veteran, a member of the American Legion, Jac is also an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Outstanding Eagle Scout Medal. Jac received his MPA from The John Glenn School of Public Policy at The Ohio State University and his BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana.

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