Substance Abuse Treatment And Recovery Program

The Substance Abuse Treatment And Recovery (STAR) program provides relapse prevention education to parolees with substance use disorder treatment needs. STAR program is designed to help parolees understand addiction and recovery as an ongoing process, not a singular event. STAR teachers work closely with parolees to help them identify their needs and develop a plan of action that will support post-release recovery activities.

The curriculum addresses the following criminogenic needs:

  • Process of Addiction and Recovery
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Communication
  • Self-help Groups
  • Job Skills
  • Employability

STAR programs are located in the following counties:

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles (4)
  • Monterey
  • Orange
  • San Diego (2)
  • San Joaquin
  • Solano

STAR program length is approximately 20 days.

Parolees should have an identified Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions criminogenic need. All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of the Division of Adult Parole Operations are eligible to participate.

Parolees are enrolled in STAR by referral from the Parole Agent of Record via CDCR Form 1502, Activity Report.

STAR Contact Information:

(916) 327-3352