23rd Annual National TASC Conference


Arizona’s Chief Operating Officer, Marrya Briggs and Arizona’s Diversion Program Manager, Cheyenne Watson played a large role in the success of the 23rd Annual National Conference on Drugs, Crime, and Re-entry. As current members of the National TASC Board of Directors, Marrya served as a conference co-chair and facilitator, while Cheyenne worked diligently behind the scenes for the conference held April 10th-12th in New Orleans, LA at the Royal Sonesta.

Cheyenne and Marrya are pictured with Jon Berg, Public Health Advisor at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), who was this year’s recipient of the Partnership Award. SAMHSA continues to provide support and partnership to TASC programs Nationwide.

Both Cheyenne and Marrya look forward to working on the conference committee at next year’s conference in St. Petersburg, FL.

National TASC is a national membership organization representing TASC programs across the United States. National TASC members are dedicated professionals delivering screening, assessment, referral and case management services to substance-abusing adult and juvenile offender populations. Each year at the conference, they are able to bring together relevant topics along with thought-provoking speakers for the breakout sessions and plenaries. The National TASC conference offers a comprehensive overview of current evidenced based practices, emerging trends, and existing programs offered nationwide, while it also provides a platform to honor important individuals who have been involved in the field on national, state, and local levels.

jaimeArizona’s Laboratory Technical Supervisor, Jaime Anderson was a two time speaker at this year’s conference. Her session titles included “Opioids and Drug Testing” and “A Closer Look at Beating the Drug Test”. Both sessions were well received by conference attendees