Hempstead, NY - JUne 6, 2016 - Lance W. Elder, President & CEO of Hempstead-based nonprofit EAC Network, is very proud to announce the promotion of Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq. to Vice President of Operations of the social service agency. In this new role, Ms. Peterson Chandler brings her considerable talents to the child welfare, vocational, criminal justice, and emerging health fields as she takes on the rewarding challenges of program development and oversight of EAC Network’s 70+ programs.
After graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Legal Studies, Ms. Peterson Chandler began her career in social services working as Court Advocate for the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), an alternative-to-incarceration program. She joined EAC Network in 1997 as a Court Liaison for its New York City Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) program.
While working full-time at EAC Network, Ms. Peterson Chandler earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Policy and Planning as well as a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. She is a member of both the New Jersey and New York State Bars, is on the Board of National TASC, and serves as a resource to judges, attorneys, policy-makers, and political leaders throughout the region.
Under her capable guidance, as the former Regional Director for New York City Services, EAC Network’s TASC projects have grown to become one of New York State’s leading providers of alternatives-to-incarceration and re-entry programming. Ms. Peterson Chandler’s knowledge and skills have enabled the development of many companion and enhancement projects to EAC Network’s TASC programs, including re-entry projects, Mental Health Diversion, the integration of the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, the TASC Enhanced Employment Initiative, HIV/Hep C-focused projects, and health home care coordination. Thanks to her thoughtful and analytical approach to the field of diversion, EAC Network has become a leader in the use of evidence-based practices for mentally ill and dually-diagnosed offenders, as well as offenders with substance use disorders.
She resides in Queens, New York with her husband Bryan and their son Kaden.
About EAC Network
Founded in 1969, EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency serving 68,500 people annually through 70 programs across Long Island and New York City. EAC Network’s mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. Among those the organization assists are children who have been physically or sexually abused, senior citizens needing support, people struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness, youth in the foster care system, persons on public assistance seeking financial independence, adults and youth who are under or unemployed, individuals needing help to mediate disputes, and families in crisis. For more information about EAC Network, please call 516-539-0150 or visit here, Facebook, and Twitter.