The St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) Summit was held March 15 at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, featuring several breakout/training sessions and key area speakers involved in the reentry process.

Over 275 people were in attendance for the Summit, which focused on efforts to assist Missouri's ex-prisoners in their efforts to return to their families, secure jobs, and avoid returning to lives of crime. The recent documented rise in heroin use in the region by ex-offenders and the general population was discussed.

Speakers for the event included ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, St. Louis Director of Human Services William Siedhoff, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center Analyst Mike Muin, Missouri Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi, and more.

The Summit was hosted by ARCHS, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Corrections, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County.