They will discuss how Tim's incarceration impacted their lives and the importance of hiring ex-offenders. The Welcome to Sweetie Pie's TV program can be seen on Saturdays at 8 p.m. (CST) on the OWN network.
The theme of this year's conference is "Faces of Reentry" and early registration ($110) ends October 12.
Participating organizations and institutitions include Fathers' Support Center, Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri Department of Corrections, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, and Saint Louis University.
Who Should Attend?
Faith-based and community organizations, prison ministries, social service providers, grass roots organizations, and volunteers who provide direct services to the ex-offender population.
The 2012 Missouri Reentry Conference will be held November 14-16 at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fill out a "Call for Presentations" by following this link. Presentation proposals are due by July 27. Follow directions on link.
The purpose of the conference is to provide high-quality education and networking opportunities for corrections professionals and community-based partners who contribute to the prisoner reentry process. The multiple tracks format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, interactive forums, and exhibits. Education sessions are carefulls designed to transcend all industry sectors, focusing on current and emerging issues, best practices, and the many challenges that the community, corrections staffs, and ex-offenders face.
The conference is sponsored by Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Family and Community Trust (FACT).
Registration will be available August 27 at www.stlarchs.org.
Registration is now open for the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) Professional Development Series on Substance Abuse. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Missouri Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Center (Dome Conference Center) on 5400 Arsenal Street.
Topics include today's environment regarding substance abuse, recognizing use and abuse, traditional treatment options, alternative treatment options, support networks, support networks, relapse prevention and treatment resources.
For questions, please call 314-289-5625 (NOT to register). Parking is available in front, behind, and east of the Dome.
Representatives from different faith traditions will discuss their experiences of ministering to incarcerated persons. Dr. Kenneth Parker, founder of the SLU Prison Program and associate professor of theology) will moderate the event. Ministers from the Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions will also discuss their work.
Refreshments will be provided and parking is available at the Laclede Garage. The symposium is part of the President's Interfaith Campus Challenge.
The SLU Prison Program is a Jesuit inspired initiative that provides education to prison staff and people incarcerated in Missouri, promotes service, and conducts research on crime and incarceration.