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Coffee Chat: September 23, 2016

STAR Coffee Chat 2016

Topic: Community Reentry Resources for the Youthful Offender

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016

Time: 10:00 am to Noon

Location: Family Resource Center, 3309 South Kingshighway, St. Louis, Mo., 63139

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

Featuring: Family Resource Center, Rx Outreach, Hopewell, and others to be announced


September 30, 2016: Gender Impacts Symposium at Washington University

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STAR is proud to co-sponsor this upcoming symposium at Washington University in St. Louis.

Topic: Gender Impacts: Women and the Criminal Justice System

When: Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Where:Washington University, Danforth Campus, Umrath Hall

Co-sponsored by: The Washington University Prison Education Project (PEP), Let’s Start, the Center for Women in Transition, Connections to Success, and STAR, with funding from the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

Registration fee: $5 (WU Students) $15 (General Public)


September 22, 2016: Job and Resource Fair

STAR encourages area agencies to let their clients know about this upcoming Job and Resource Fair:

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Overland Community Center, 9225 Lackland, Overland, MO 63114

Featuring: One on one contact with employers

Note: Please bring resumes, business attire suggested

For more information: 314-448-4431

Sponsored by: Community Action Agency of St. Louis County

 Fair Chance Job Fair Flyer 2016

Coffee Chat: July 26, 2016

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Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time: 10 am to Noon

Location: Employment Connection, 2838 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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

Topic: Learning to Overcome Challenges!

Featuring: Employment Connection, Keys to Hope, Mark Twain Community Center, and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis


Diversion and Supervision Strategies for Young Offenders

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the William J. Harrison Education Center, STAR hosted a professional development session for St. Louis-area professionals who work with reentry communities. The panel discussion featured representatives from:  Corizon Health, Family Court of St. Louis County, MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries, Missouri Department of Corrections, and the United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri. The panelists offered insights on the challenges youth face in the reentry process. Circuit Judge Jimmie Edwards, founder of Innovative Concept Academy, provided an overview of the youth reentry field.

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