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Sanction Team for Addiction and Recovery/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

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The mission of the Sanction Team for Addiction and Recovery /High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (STAR/HIDTA) supervision team is to address and reduce recidivism and substance abuse by criminal offenders ordered to serve a period of probation. The STAR/HIDTA supervision team seeks to change negative behavior through a sanctions-based case management strategy that includes collaboration with various treatment and social service providers. The STAR/HIDTA supervision team attempts to break the cycle of criminality and substance abuse by implementing several cognitive, behavioral and therapeutic strategies and employing intensive supervision, drug education, and narcotics surveillance in partnership with Drug Court and the Pretrial Services Agency.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Offenders who have a fixed address within the District of Columbia
  • Offenders whose criminality has a direct correlation with an established history of chemical dependency
  • Offenders who have no pending criminal matters or outstanding warrants

Ineligible Offenders:

  • Offenders with acute mental illness diagnosis
  • Sex Offenders
  • Offenders on methadone
  • Domestic Violence cases

Referral Process:

  • A Judge may order a STAR/HIDTA assessment (ASI) for offenders prior to sentencing or revocation.
  • Pretrial Services may request a STAR/HIDTA assessment (ASI) prior to sentencing.
  • A court order is prepared placing the offender on probation for no less than 12 to 18 months.

Offenders eligible for participation in STAR/HIDTA are required to sign the supervision contract in court. A court order is then issued placing the offender on probation for no less than 18 months and requiring successful participation in STAR/HIDTA.

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Employment Information

As a Federal agency with a distinctly local mission, CSOSA employees perform challenging work that directly affects public safety in the District of Columbia's neighborhoods.