Jac A. Charlier, MPA
Founder & Executive Director
Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC)
TASC's Center for Health and Justice
Jac Charlier is the Executive Director of TASC's Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC). CHJ is an international non-profit providing justice policy and systems solutions to reduce crime at the intersection of the justice and behavioral health systems. In this role, Jac is a Master Global Trainer in Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) with the US Department of State, INL, and works alongside UNODC, OAS, CICAD, and Colombo Plan – DAP on ATI. CHJ serves as the DOJ/BJA's Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program's Technical Assistance provider for Law Enforcement Deflection and First Responder (Fire, EMS) Diversion.
PTACC is the national voice of and knowledge leader for the fields of deflection, pre-arrest diversion, and co-responder deflection. Internationally, Jac is recognized as a leader of the movement's genesis within the field of deflection and vital to its subsequent development. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Rome Consensus II.
Before CHJ, Jac elevated through the ranks to Deputy Chief of Northern Operations while serving in the Illinois State Parole Division. As Deputy Chief, he started the Division's first domestic violence and human trafficking response teams and the first women's gender-specific trained officers. Jac is a trained Chicago neighborhood organizer in the IAF "Alinsky" tradition and recognized as a successful civic leader. He received his MPA from The John Glenn School of Public Policy at The Ohio State University and his BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana. A US military veteran and a member of the American Legion, Jac is also an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Outstanding Eagle Scout Medal.