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Coffee Chat: April 21, 2016

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Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 10 am to Noon

Location: Saint Louis Public Library - Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109

Cost: Free. Pre-registration required (only 35 registrations available).

Topic: Barriers to Youth - Entry Points to Resources

Featuring: Criminal Justice Ministry, Center for Women in Transition, and People's Community Action Corporation

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STAR Summit 2016: Young Offenders

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More than 260 people attended the 2016 STAR Summit on March 15. This year's focus on young offenders featured presentations by Saint Louis University, ACT Missouri, St. Louis Drug Court, Missouri Division of Youth Services, St Elizabeth-Mother of John The Baptist Catholic Church, and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

A special thank you to this year's Summit sponsors: ARCHS, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Corrections, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Washington University in St. Louis.

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March 15, 2016 STAR Summit

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Young Offenders and Reentry: Connecting the Dots

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (Student Center), 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135

Cost: $18 includes lunch

Featuring: Updates on STAR, keynote speeches, and panel discussions. Great information sharing and networking opportunities for criminal justice, community, and faith-based organizations providing services to ex-offenders and their families.

Sponsors: ARCHS, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Corrections, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Washington University in St. Louis.

2015 Missouri Reentry Conference

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The 2015 Missouri Reentry Conference gathered reentry professionals from around the region and keynote speakers from the across the nation to discuss the current state of reentry issues ranging from peer support to mental health, all surrounding a central theme: family reunification and its importance in the reentry process.

Many STAR organizational members made presentations at the Conference and STAR was represented at the Conference's exhibit area - to promote the upcoming March 2016 Summit. 

The three day Conference was a resource for new ideas surrounding reentry with 25 break-out sessions focusing on everything from substance abuse to forming new partnerships; attendees had a wealth of information to choose from and conversations to engage in.

The four keynote speakers - FBI Task Force Officer, Mark Corbin; Director of Missouri Department of Mental Health, Mark Stringer; Chief Operating Officer for Safer Foundation, Ethel Muhammed; and Assistant Research Professor at Missouri Institute of Mental Health, UMSL, Rachel Wamser-Nanney were well received and offered new insights.

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