Meridian’s CEO and Director of Criminal Justice Present at National TASC Conference

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Meridian’s President and CEO, Larry Moliterno and Director of Criminal Justice, Alki Santamas recently presented at the 2019 National TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) Conference held in Cleveland, OH.

The National TASC Conference brings individuals from around the country together to explore the latest advancements and issues in the treatment and recovery of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health needs. National TASC is a national membership organization representing TASC programs across the United States that are dedicated to delivering screening, assessment, referral and case management services to substance-abusing adult and juvenile offender populations.

Mr. Moliterno and Mr. Santamas presented on “Building Leaders from Within” and discussed the how the integration of criminal justice and behavioral healthcare has an impact on the organization’s ability to identify and prepare future leaders.

Meridian’s TASC program works together with the Mahoning County’s Criminal Justice System to help criminal offenders with chemical dependency issues. Offenders participating in the program are more likely to have a successful treatment experience. This, in turn, reduces the likelihood that they will re-offend.