Anyone, including the court, the prosecutor, defense counsel or probation officer can make a referral to STAR. However, STAR is currently limited to portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and meets in the Los Angeles and Riverside federal courthouse.
To apply, defense counsel should prepare and submit a STAR Program Referral Form. For the Los Angeles program, email the completed form to STAR U.S. Probation Officer Kristie Rzonca (Kristie_Rzonca@cacp.uscourts.gov); for the Riverside program, send to STAR U.S. Probation Officer Sherry Harrision (Sherry_Harrison@cacp.uscourts.gov). For either program, also send a copy to Joyce Delaney, FPD Paralegal (Joyce_Delaney@fd.org).