(St. Louis, MO) — From Ryan Dean KSDK TV:
One organization paying close attention to the happenings in Springfield, Illinois is TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities).
The not-for-profit helps drug and alcohol addicts get into treatment. Leaders of the organization say they are going to lose 76 percent of their funding if nothing changes in Springfield. Beginning July 1, workers will be forced to take two weeks off without pay.
The organization is mandated by the state to evaluate substance abuse addicts and determine an alternative treatment to jail. TASC believes an addict who does not get treatment is likelier to continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, sending them back in jail, again and again.
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