County of Marin Health and Human Services

Support and Treatment After Release (STAR) Full Service Partnership Program

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • Adult Protective Services: (415) 473-2774.
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: (415) 473-7446.
  • Child Protective Services: (415) 473-7153.
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1 (877) 410-8817.
  • General Relief: (415) 473-3450.
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1 (888) 818-1115.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 57-INFO (415) 457-4636 or email
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)


Telephone: (415) 473-2725
Address: 3270 Kerner Blvd., Ste. B, San Rafael, CA  94901


The goal of the STAR Court and Program  is to improve social and emotional functioning, independent living skills, and to increase educational and employment opportunities in order to decrease the risk and frequency within the criminal justice system. Additionally, Peer services are provided in support of recovery by trained individuals with lived experience.

Target Population

The target population of the STAR Program is adults, age 18 and above, with serious mental illness and who are currently involved with the criminal justice system (typically involving felony-level offenses). Priority is given to individuals who are currently unserved, underserved, or not optimally served by traditional mental health or criminal justice services. Individuals may or may not have a co-occurring substance use disorder.

Admission Criteria

Eligible adults must be referred from the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.

Medi-Cal is needed.

Services Provided

  • Peer Support
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Medication Management
  • Intensive Case Management 
  • Customized treatment goals established
  • Psychiatric and multi-modal psychological treatments
  • Skills building
  • Bridging to resources that will help support a meaningful life including: financial; independent living; health; educational; occupational; vocational; legal; substance use; family; and community involvement

Contact Information

STAR Program Telephone: 415-473-2725

For general information regarding any services offered through Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, please call the Access Line at 888-818-1115.

Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.