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DOC participates in annual STAR Summit * 3/14/2013

DOC participates in annual STAR Summit

The Fourth Annual St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) Summit welcomed more than 225 area reentry experts on March 12 to discuss "Road to Reentry: Are We There Yet?" The event was sponsored in part by the Missouri Department of Corrections, and both DOC Director George Lombardi and Probation and Parole Eastern Regional Administrator Nancy McCarthy spoke at the event.
In addition, City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Sam Dotson spoke about reentry from a law enforcement perspective, Representative Lacy Clay discussed reentry and how it effects his constituents, and McCarthy and ARCHS' Vice President Les Johnson discussed the role of STAR over the past four years.
Lombardi, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, and City of St. Louis Director of Human Services William Siedhoff provided opening remarks and an overview of reentry in the region and state.
Dr. Fred Rottnek from Saint Louis University gave a presentation called "Mental Health Continuum: From Jail to Community," and Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, from Washington University, talked about engaging the family in the reentry process.
The Summit is hosted by the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) and is sponsored by ARCHS, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Corrections, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County. In the photo from left to right are Carleen Reck, SSND, Ph.D., director of Criminal Justice Ministry, Society of St. Vincent DePaul; DOC Director George Lombardi; William Lacy Clay, representative, U.S. House of Representatives; Les Johnson, vice president of ARCHS; and Nancy McCarthy, P&P eastern regional administrator.