Jac A. Charlier
Executive Director, Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC)
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-change solutions to interrupt the cycle of drugs and 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, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and works alongside UNODC, OAS, CICAD, and Colombo Plan – DAP. CHJ serves as the DOJ BJA Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program Technical Assistance provider for Law Enforcement Deflection and First Responder (Fire, EMS) Diversion.
PTACC, comprised of 51 organizations and growing, is the national voice of and nation’s knowledge leader for the field of deflection in all its forms – police, co-responder, community responder, and pre-arrest diversion. PTACC is a founding member organization of the Rome Consensus 2, which focuses on humanitarian drug policy.
Jac is an internationally recognized founder and leader of the deflection movement, and serves in a wide-variety of roles related to deflection from research to policy to practice.
Prior to CHJ, Jac served in the Illinois State Parole Division and was promoted through the ranks from Officer to District Commander to Deputy Chief of Northern Operations. As Deputy Chief, he started the Division’s first domestic violence units and human trafficking response teams, as well as the first women’s gender-specific trained officers. Jac is a trained neighborhood organizer in the “Alinsky” tradition and a successful civic leader in his hometown of Chicago. He is 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. Jac 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.