The Fifth Annual STAR Summit welcomed more than 200 area reentry experts to discuss "Lessons From the Field" on March 12, 2014 at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. Senior Fellow for the Justice Policy Center at The Urban Institute Shelli B. Rossman spoke about effective responses to offenders and families as part of the keynote address. In addition, remarks were given from City of St. Louis Mayor's Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, and ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough.
The afternoon featured a presentation by Diversion Progam Manager for the U.S. Department of Justice Scott Collier on The Impact of Prescription & Designer Drugs on Reentry, and two panel discussions on Veterans & Reentry and Housing & Reentry. A special luncheon with keynote speaker Rossman was held the day before the Summit.
The Summit is sponsored by ARCHS, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Corrections, St. Louis Community College, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County.