Success Through Accountability, Restitution, and Treatment (START)
START is a drug treatment court for adults convicted of property offenses and who have an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Participants attend substance abuse treatment, are supervised by an assigned probation officer, attend court regularly, and submit to random drug testing.

START Court is the product of a collaborative effort of multiple agencies, including the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Multnomah County Circuit CourtMetropolitan Public Defender, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, and the State of Oregon: Criminal Justice Commission.

Here is a letter from District Attorney Rod Underhill addressing new START participants.