Parolees in San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced counties.
Located in parole offices, STAR is a cognitive behavioral program that provides substance abuse and relapse prevention to parolees in need of substance abuse education. The 20-day program, offered on an open entry/exit basis, is taught by California certified teachers and utilizes the Deciding, Evaluating, Understand, Counseling, Education (D.E.U.C.E.) curriculum model. The program assists participants in learning and developing positive life skills to combat a cycle of addictive behaviors.