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S.T.A.R. Project

The S.T.A.R. project aims to implement a collaborative public health and public safety enhanced Probation supervision strategy based on the latest evidence-based practice research with the goal of increasing the success of supervising high-risk offenders, especially those who exhibit AOD and/or mental health issues, to reduce revocations and recidivism. This project includes the integration of multiple teams, including Behavioral Health Services, San Diego Probation’s formal supervision division, the Sheriff’s in custody counseling services, and SANDAG as the research partner, under one integrated service approach.

Participation in S.T.A.R. includes a personalized case plan, which considers client-specific assessment information, developed collaboratively by the service provider and Probation. This project strives to reduce recidivism for medium- and high-risk probationers struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring issues by directly addressing these underlying criminogenic needs through treatment services while providing holistic supportive services to ensure long-term success in the community.

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Research and Program Management
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or