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Trivia Night for Crime Victim Center

Join the Crime Victim Center for its 16th Annual Trivia Night with the theme "Through the Decades." There will be 10 rounds of trivia along with a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and a costume contest for the team best dressed for their favorite decade. The trivia night is on April 4th, 2020 at the Kirkwood Community Center. Each table of eight costs $200, and drinks are included with your ticket. Outside food and drinks are welcome. Purchase tickets by clicking here. 

Proceeds will benefit the Crime Victim Center to assist victims of crime throughout St. Louis reconstruct their lives with services such as counseling, criminal justice guidance, help filing orders of protection for domestic violence victims, and providing information on victim rights and potential compensation.


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Introducing 2020 STAR Summit Keynote Speaker Shawntelle Fisher

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2020 STAR Summit attendees will get the opportunity for an educational lunch with afternoon keynote speaker Shawntelle Fisher. Fisher is the founder and CEO of The SoulFisher Ministries, which specializes in reentry initiatives for women. The SoulFisher Ministries partner with the Missouri Department of Corrections to facilitate Adult General Academic Program of Education (A.G.A.P.E.) to help formerly incarcerated women with financial planning, career readiness, and regaining control of their lives and families. Fisher also oversees faith-based, transitional housing and living assistance for justice-involved women. 

Fisher believes identifying different needs is a key to the art of reentry. "It's kind of been like a 'one size fits all', but women have starkly different needs that landed them in prison in the first place. So, they have starkly different needs that will help keep them out of prison in the long run," she emphasizes. 

Shawntelle Fisher and many other reentry presenters will provide ideas on how to stay solution focused in day-to-day reentry work at the 2020 STAR Summit. This year's summit is on March 18th at the St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. Click HERE to register for only $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. 

Introducing 2020 STAR Summit Keynote Speaker Debbie Allen

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The 2020 STAR Summit will feature Debbie Allen as the breakfast keynote speaker. Allen is the Executive Advisor to Mayor Lyda Krewson, and also serves as the Interim Executive Director of the City of St. Louis Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, which was established last year. She will be explaining the goals of the council and how it can bring regional reentry professionals and initiatives together.

"We must recognize that we have an underperforming criminal justice system in the City of St. Louis, and my presentation is going to speak to the work that I and so many other folks here in the city have been working toward on finding those solutions and bringing everyone together," Allen says, "I want everyone to recognize that you're not alone and that we should not be working alone."     

Allen and many other reentry presenters at the 2020 STAR Summit will provide ideas on how to stay solution focused in day-to-day reentry work. The 2020 STAR Summit is on March 18th at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. 
Click HERE to register for only $25. 

Introducing 2020 STAR Summit Speaker Dr. Kendra Holmes

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STAR Summit organizers are thrilled to announce Dr. Kendra Holmes from Affinia Healthcare as one of the presenters for St. Louis City and County's day focused on reentry efforts in the region. Dr. Holmes will discuss Addiction and Mental Health Diversion Programs available.

"Mental health is a large contributing factor to substance abuse," Dr. Holmes emphasizes. Her morning breakout sessions will focus on recognizing underlying symptoms for justice-involved individuals, effective treatment options, and different diversion programs that serve as reliable resources to tackle mental health and substance abuse barriers.

Dr. Holmes and many other reentry presenters at the 2020 STAR Summit will provide ideas on how to stay solution focused in day-to-day reentry work. The 2020 STAR Summit is on March 18th at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. Click HERE to register for only $25. 

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