The agency was established in April 2009 through a collaborative effort. The focus of the vision and mission of the agency from its start has a broader scope in regards to the population for which it would provide services. TA in concept is an agency that has developed a treatment system that is partner “Shared” and “Client-centered” in its mission!
While the focus is on the unique and basic needs of those who are released from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and must remain under its’ supervision while on parole; the scope of the agency includes individuals who are also are under a variety of other types of supervision. Other forms of supervision can and often do serve as an alternative to incarceration, such as; Probation, Court Supervision, Deferred Prosecution, Electronic Monitoring and/or Community Service programming.
Since its inception, TA has served hundreds of individuals in Kane, Cook, DuPage, Will, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Approximately 59% resided in the City of Aurora and 72% in Kane County. Those we provided services to, 24% are female and 76% are male, averaging in age from 25 to 33. The racial makeup of this population consisted of 40% Caucasian, 37% Black/African American, 20% Latino and 3% other.
Over the past 10 years, we have collaborated with and supported the efforts of a variety of State and County Agencies, Federal Bureau of Prisons; various County Court Service Agencies; Specialty Courts, Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (DASA); Illinois Department of Corrections; various Municipalities; Healthcare Providers; Educational and Faith-based Organizations; and other Community-based Human Service Providers. TA partnered with Kane County Court Services in applying for the County’s first Adult Redeploy Illinois Initiative (ARI) grant and served as the primary community-based service provider from 2014 until 2016. The program served 91 IDOC-bound, non-violent offenders and experienced a 100% success rate for two years and over 4.5 million in savings of tax dollars (Kane County) and approximately 7plus million for to the State of Illinois. In August of 2016 we were awarded by Kane County Court Services Specialized Probation Services Adult / Juvenile (SPS) and the Drug Rehabilitation Court (DRC) contracts.
The development of collaborative relationships and the provision of comprehensive services that address the stigma of incarceration and the reduction of recidivism have resulted in a 9.4% recidivism rate versus the States’ rate which dropped to 51.7% compared to the national rate at 66.2%.
It has been these types of partnerships that have, in part contributed to the increase of community safety, health and a higher level of the quality of life.
The goal is to impact the crime rate by providing wrap around services that are comprehensive and rehabilitative in nature; aid in further lowering the current recidivism rate; create safer and healthier communities by serving as a bridge that connects other programs and services to our clients.