Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Re‐Arrest (STARR) is a set of supervision techniques officers use in their daily interactions with defendants and offenders. The techniques and training are based on existing behavioral change strategies found to be effective at helping people make better choices. The STARR curriculum was developed by AO staff with input from existing research and experts in the field of community supervision and correctional interventions. The skills include active listening, giving effective feedback, role clarification, reinforcement, disapproval, effective use of authority, punishment, cognitive‐ behavioral interventions, and problem‐solving skills.
The District of Maine implemented STARR in 2012.