TREATMENT ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES (TASC)
Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) Program currently provides some level of services in all six counties to drug abusers who are referred by field services correctional staff. The State of Iowa, Department of Public Health and Division of Substance Abuse recognize TASC as a licensed assessment program. Due to a reduction in staff because of budgetary consideration, TASC services are currently available in only Linn and Johnson Counties.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION PROGRAM (SAEP)
The purpose of the Substance Abuse Evaluation Program (SAEP) is:
- To provide initial alcohol assessments to Linn County residents arrested for OWI, and direct them to appropriate education/treatment services following the crisis of arrest;
- To reduce the number of serious misdemeanor OWI offenders placed on formal probationary supervision; and
- To assist the Court in efficient sentencing practices as OWI offenders cannot be sentenced without an assessment.
SAEP is licensed by the State of Iowa, Department of Public Health and Division of Substance Abuse, which allows the Substance Abuse Liaison to conduct alcohol assessments on 2nd & 3rd offense offenders, if an offender chooses to have an assessment completed at this agency.