Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Faculty   Jac Charlier


Jac A. Charlier, M.P.A.

Jac Charlier is a civic-minded, public safety focused, criminal justice leader specializing in system-level solutions to criminal justice challenges. As Director of the TASC Institute, Mr. Charlier provides expert solutions to challenges faced by communities and public and private organizations that work with people whose substance abuse and mental health problems have put them at risk for chronic involvement with the criminal justice system. Previously, he worked at CAN, which provided therapeutic job training for women who are survivors of domestic violence, many of whom are also ex-offenders. He also developed a new community-based model for a juvenile reentry council. 
In his most recent government role, Mr. Charlier was a senior manager in the Parole Division of the Illinois Department of Corrections for nearly 6 years and was responsible for 17 Supervisors and 250 line staff. During his 18+ years with the State of Illinois, he started the Parole Division’s first gender-specific team focused on the unique reentry needs of female parolees, and led the development of the first-ever Parole Domestic Violence training program. He also formed the first-ever Parole Leadership and Training Team to develop the next generation of Parole leadership. 
Mr. Charlier is an adjunct criminal justice faculty member at several universities. As a long time “consumer” of research, he was appointed to the Institutional Review Board for Social Science Research at the University of Illinois. He also possesses 15 years of experience as a criminal justice adjunct trainer and has trained with police, probation, and parole. Mr. Charlier is a graduate of the DOJ NIC Parole/Probation Officer Safety “Train-the-Trainer” course.