A "Community Response to Heroin" meeting was held April 14 in response to discussions that began at the 2011 STAR Summit. The community meeting addressed the current reality concerning the alarming rise in the use of heroin throughout the St. Louis region and its impact on the community and reentry efforts.

An Offender Reentry and Substance Abuse White Paper has also been released by STAR. STAR's first white paper examines the issue of offender reentry and substance abuse and was co-authored by Chris Deason, Center for Women in Transition; Cynthia Hygrade, Missouri Board of Probation & Parole; Madeline Adams, St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition; and Karen Jones, Missouri Dept. of Social Services, Missouri Children's Division with support from additional members of STAR's "Research and Filed Building" subcommittee.