Saint Louis University School of Law, in collaboration with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the United States Probation Office for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Saint Louis University School of Law Black Law Students’ Association, will host the conference “Offender Reentry: The Challenges for Law Enforcement and the Community” from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.

“Through this event, it is our goal to help articulate the mission of law enforcement in reentry in the context of the challenges facing both law enforcement and the community into which offenders return,” said Professor Eric Miller, Saint Louis University School of Law.  “In particular, the conference seeks to develop an understanding of the need for law enforcement and community to collaborate on reentry, and to propose methods of collaboration or identify what works in developing reentry programs.”

The conference brings together an impressive group of speakers from community organizations, law enforcement, academia and the judiciary, who will address issues from the local, regional and national perspectives. 

"The United States has 5 percent of the world's population, yet more than 20 percent of the total incarceration, and 97 percent will eventually be released to the community,” said Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Doug Burris, Eastern District of Missouri.  “The reentry conference organized by Saint Louis University School of Law will build reentry partnerships in our community.”

Interested attendees should register HERE.