Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC)

TASC provides care management to people with substance use or mental illness who are involved in the justice system. It combines the influence of legal sanctions with treatment and support services to permanently interrupt the cycle of addiction and crime, and serves as a critical link between the justice system and treatment services. Coastal Horizons Center provides TASC services in 53 counties in eastern North Carolina, and offers:

  • Screening and assessment for those referred.
  • Referral and linkages to treatment services needed.
  • Access to wrap around services in the local community.
  • Monitoring and reporting of treatment progress.

Regional Coordinating Entities

TASC services are available in every county in North Carolina and are organized into four regions that reflect the state's judicial districts and divisions. This structure facilitates communication across court, correctional and treatment systems. Each region is organized and managed via a TASC Regional Coordinating Entity (RCE), a key element of the standardized and integrated statewide network. Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., operates the TASC RCE for Regions 1 and 2. The TASC RCE’s serve as the management infrastructure for the effective delivery of substance use and other treatment interventions to the justice involved population in eastern North Carolina. The RCE’s are the administrative and accountability link between the TASC network and the NC Division Of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, and are responsible for ensuring that standardized TASC services, hosted by a network of public and private agencies, are available uniformly throughout the regions.

Melinda Thompson-King
RCE Regional Director
2805-A Trent Road
New Bern, NC 28562
P: 252-638-3909
C: 252-947-0064

Candace Small
Justice Services Clinical Director
2425 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Recidivism Reduction Services (RRS)

RRS provides core services that are comprised of cognitive behavioral interventions (CBI) and a community-based continuum of substance use services. These substance use services include outpatient, intensive outpatient, and aftercare/recovery management services. The eligible populations for these services are adults under supervision of the NC Department of Public Safety who are deemed to be high risk and high need.  Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. provides RRS services in fifteen counties, including Brunswick, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Sampson, Wake, and Wayne County.

Jennifer Saphara
RRS Program Director
2425 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
P: 910-202-5125

Reentry Services

Reentry Services of Coastal Horizons' emphasizes linkage to and the provision of comprehensive behavioral health treatment for individuals transitioning from incarceration to New Hanover County. Reentry Services utilizes Peer Support Specialists, Community Health Workers, and Case Managers to assist individuals in overcoming barriers, including employment, education, housing, and transportation. Eligibility for program enrollment is determined pre-release. Coastal Horizons partners with the New Hanover County Detention Center and accepts referrals from facilities across North Carolina.

Jamie Melvin
Reentry Services Director
2425 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
P: 910-762-5333