START Court Drug Treatment Program
InAct provides addictions treatment to repeat property crime offenders involved in the Multnomah County START Court. START stands for
Between March 10, 2010 and January 20, 2011, START participants improved twice as much as would be expected, compared to a large national sample of individuals in mandated treatment with similar diagnoses and demographic characteristics, .
The START participants who at the time they began services endorsed that they were experiencing significant distress (typically the highest consumers of resources) showed remarkable improvement (a full standard deviation).
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News and Updates:
An NPR story highlights drug courts like START as a major budget solution and an investment that saves the community money in the long run. Click here for audio and the transcript.
Kim Conrow, Interim Program Director