S.T.A.R.T. is an intensive drug court for medium-high risk/high need property crime offenses. All primary partners (Circuit Court, District Attorney, Defense Bar, Department of Community Justice, Sheriff’s Office and Volunteers of America) support S.T.A.R.T’s 10 key components:

  • Integrated treatment with the justice system
  • Ensuring public safety and protecting due process
  • Early and prompt placement
  • Continuum of treatment and rehabilitation
  • Frequent alcohol/drug testing
  • Coordinated compliance strategies
  • Ongoing judicial/participant interaction
  • Measured goals and effectiveness gauged
  • Continuing education
  • Ongoing collaboration with numerous other community partners


421 SW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
503 988.3801