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TASC - Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities

TASC offers a critical link between the justice system and treatment services. The primary functions of TASC are: to provide screening and assessment for those referred, provide referral and linkage to treatment services needed, ensure access to available services, as well as monitor and report treatment progress to the referring agent.

Coastal Horizons Center provides TASC services in 53 counties of eastern North Carolina.

NC TASC Locations and Contact Information

TASC Regional Coordinating Entity

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 abuse and other treatment interventions to the offender 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. The RCE’s are responsible for ensuring that standardized TASC services, hosted by a network of public and private agencies, are available uniformly throughout the regions.

Karen Chapple
Executive Vice President
609 Shipyard Blvd., Suite 104
Wilmington, NC 28412
Melinda Thompson-King
RCE Region 2 Director
Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
1800 Garner Station Blvd, Suite 1812
Raleigh, NC 27603
Jennifer Saphara
RCE Region 1 Director
2805 A Trent Road
New Bern, NC 28562

Candace Small
TASC Clinical Director
613 Shipyard Blvd., Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28412

Recidivism Reduction Services (RRS)

RRS Services are comprised of cognitive behavioral interventions (CBI) and a community based continuum of substance abuse services to include outpatient, intensive outpatient, and aftercare/recovery management services. The eligible populations for these services are adult offenders under supervision deemed to be high risk and high need. Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. provides TECS services in 13 counties of eastern North Carolina.

Trisha Murrill
TECS Coordinator – New Hanover & Pender County
609 Shipyard Blvd – Suite 102
Wilmington, NC 28412

Reentry Systems of Effective Treatment (RESET)

RESET works to increase pre-release screening and assessment of offenders with co-occurring disorders, improve the provision of treatment after incarceration, reduce the use of drugs and alcohol during and after the transition from incarceration to the community, and reduce recidivism among clients. The primary goal is to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders through screening, assessment, and treatment.

Jamie Melvin
RESET Program Coordinator
615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Office: 910-762-5333
Cell: 910-622-0812

Drug Testing Services

TASC provides pre-employment drug screening for employers. For more information, please contact TASC at 910-762-5333.

Our Children's Place

Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program committed to the children of incarcerated parents. We strive to be the leading North Carolina advocate and educational resource focused on these children and the need for a statewide response to ensure their well-being. For more information please visit

Melissa Radcliff
Program Director
P.O. Box 13073
Durham, NC 27709
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