Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities

TASC Program Overview

TASC or Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities is an assessment and case management program for youth offenders dealing with substance use and/or mental health issues. The program provides the framework for a partnership between the justice system and available treatment options for the child. DATA staff is located in nine Department of Juvenile Justice centers in the five-county area we serve. TASC specialists conduct comprehensive assessments and provide recommendations to Juvenile Justice and the courts. If the child is found to be in need of treatment services, it is the TASC Specialist’s responsibility to recommend placement and monitor the child’s progress. The program is designed to ensure that all youth offenders needing services are identified and afforded the opportunity to begin their journey to recovery.

The average length of stay in treatment is highly influenced by the treatment recommendations. The program’s primary goal is to reduce criminal behavior related to substance use and mental health issues.


There are no fees to participate in the TASC program.


Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center

Departments of Juvenile Justice in Palm Beach County (Delray Beach, Lake Worth Beach and Riviera Beach)

Department of Juvenile Justice in Martin County (Stuart)

Department of Juvenile Justice (Okeechobee County)

St. Lucie County Juvenile Detention Center (Fort Pierce)

Department of Juvenile Justice (Vero Beach)

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