S.T.A.R. Programs

​S.T.A.R. Programs provides quality residential care for youth served by the dependency and juvenile justice system. S.T.A.R. Programs operates two group home facilities, one for males and one for females, both serving youth ages 12-18. Each facility is managed by a Counselor Supervisor/Case Manager (CSCMs) who ensures the program provides a highly structured and cognitive-based therapeutic environment. CSCMs have a Bachelor’s level or equivalent education/experience and receive ongoing supervision and training by agency administration. 

Case Management services include:

  • Appraisal needs and services plan developed in collaboration with each resident and their Social Worker/Probation Officer, based on their current Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP).

  • Regular case management meetings to monitor needs, services and progress on defined goals.

  • Referrals to community partners to meet identified needs.

  • Frequent contact with Social Worker/Probation Officers, school personnel, therapeutic service providers and family members or other natural support persons as appropriate.

  • Quarterly progress reports on planned objectives and goals.

Highlights of the group home program:

  • Each group home is a 6 bed; Rate Classification Level (RCL) 12 facility serving male and female dependent or delinquent youth.

  • 24/7 supervision by trained qualified counselors with a Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree with equivalent experience.

  • Ongoing assistance in social skill and coping skill development

  • Residents participate in personal and community chores as part of developing housecleaning/home maintenance skills, cooking skills, good hygiene, and a sense of responsibility for their living environment.

  • A highly structured program using behavior management techniques. (Verbal discipline only, we are a hands-off facility).

  • Program structure is aimed at allowing residents to make choices and earn privileges and/or consequences through their behavior.

  • Agency works with community partners to provide substance abuse classes, tutoring, mentors, Independent Living Program (ILP) classes and other supportive services as necessary.

  • Encouraged attendance and transportation to Independent Living Program (ILP) workshops following a referral from the Social Worker/Probation Officer.