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Title: TASC (TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES TO STREET CRIME) - AN APPROACH FOR DEALING WITH THE SUBSTANCE ABUSING OFFENDER - GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES TO STREET CRIME PROJECT
Corporate Author: National Assoc of State Drug Abuse Program Coordinators, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: R B STITES
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of State Drug Abuse Program Coordinators, Inc
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-035-75
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A MANUAL IS OFFERED AS A GUIDE TO COMMUNITIES IN DEVELOPING A TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES TO STREET CRIME (TASC) PROJECT ELIGIBLE FOR AN LEAA GRANT OR TO FORM TASC-LIKE DRUG ABUSE CONTROL PROGRAMS THAT COULD BE FUNDED FROM OTHER SOURCES.
Abstract: THE FIRST CHAPTER PROVIDES THE BACKGROUND AND THE HISTORY OF THE TASC CONCEPT AND DESCRIBES ITS BEGINNING, EVOLUTION, BASIC FUNCTIONS, AND ITS IMPACTS AND BENEFITS. THE MANUAL ALSO DESCRIBES HOW A POTENTIAL TASC COMMUNITY SHOULD FORM A PROJECT AND PREPARE A GRANT APPLICATION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF A TASC PROJECT. INCLUDED ARE SUCH ITEMS AS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH KEY AGENCIES, THE UTILITY OF AN ADVISORY BOARD, THE HIRING AND DEPLOYMENT OF STAFF, STAFF TRAINING, AND PUBLIC INFORMATION ACTIVITIES. ALTERNATIVE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION AND FOR MEETING FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ARE DESCRIBED. OTHER CHAPTERS CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR INSTITUTIONALIZING THE FUNCTIONS OF TASC WHEN THE AVAILABILITY OF FEDERAL MONEY CEASES; DISCUSS OPTIONAL INCLUSIONS WITHIN THE TASC FRAMEWORK, SUCH AS ALCOHOL ABUSERS; AND DETAIL THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR OBTAINING LEAA FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR A TASC PROJECT. APPENDIXES INCLUDE: 1) CHECKLISTS USEFUL IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPING A TASC PROJECT, SUBMITTING A GRANT APPLICATION, AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT, 2) A GUIDE TO CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS, ALONG WITH SAMPLE FORMS USEFUL IN OPERATING A PROJECT AND REPORTING TO STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, AND 3) A SAMPLE SOLICITATION FOR EVALUATION PROPOSALS AND SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR TASC STAFF.
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Drug treatment programs; TASC programs (street crime)
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