Event Calendar

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

June 19th Breakfast Meeting

Start Date: 6/19/2019 7:30 AM CDT
End Date: 6/19/2019 9:15 AM CDT

Location:
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, MO  United States  63134

Organization Name: SHRM of Greater St. Louis

Contact:
SHRM St. Louis Staff
Email: shrmstl@qabs.com
Phone: 314-892-7994

YOU MUST REGISTER BY EITHER CLICKING ON
"SHRM STL Member Registration" or "Non-Member Registration"

Prisoner to Productive Employee...A Proven Path Forward

The U.S. Probation Office Eastern District of Missouri has been recognized nationally for development of a model workforce development program for ex-offenders. The New York Times highlighted these efforts on the front page of the Business Section reinforcing why this makes good business sense for employers. Research has also shown that employment has the greatest impact in reducing crime and recidivism. Learn about another approach to workforce development making a positive impact in people's lives. This presentation will share information about the training provided to prepare returning citizens for employment, as well as incentives for employers who provide a second chance.

This session has been approved for 1.25 hours of HRCI Credit, and is eligible for 1.25 hours of SHRM Certification Credit.

Scott Anders, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Missouri, assisted with the development of a federal partnership to implement a national systems-approach to reentry. The Eastern District of Missouri implemented education, employment, home ownership, reentry courts, cognitive programs, financial management, housing, and other reentry strategies that have reduced recidivism in the District to 14.9 percent, significantly less than the 67.5 percent reported nationally, despite the District having the highest risk caseload in the federal system.

These evidence-based practices have been presented at the White House during the past two administrations. Scott also presented for the Brookings Institute at the National Press Club and at national conferences for the U.S. Department of Labor, American Correctional Association, American Probation and Parole Association, National Correctional Industries Association, National Homeless Veterans, National Career Developmennt Association, National Offender Workforce Development, and International Community Corrections Association.

Scott developed partnerships at the local, state and federal levels to enhance public safety and assist offenders in becoming productive members of the community. Scott also serves on the Governor's steering team for the Missouri Reentry Process to implement similar reentry strategies.

Scott achieved a Master of Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994. His educational background also includes Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Relations and Communications from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and a two-term honors study emphasizing ethnic relations and logic at Oxford University in England. Scott is a graduate of the Federal Judicial Center's Leadership Development Program.

Judge E. Richard Webber is Senior U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. He joined the court in 1995 after being appointed by President Bill Clinton. Webber graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with his bachelor's degree in 1964 and his Juris Doctorate in 1967. Webber was a private practict attorney from 1967 to 1979. In addition to his private practice work, Webber was a part-time prosecuting attorney in Schuyler County from 1969 to 1975, Scotland County from 1969 to 1971, and Putnam County in 1968. In 1979, Webber was appointed Circuit Court Judge in the First Judicial Circuit of Missouri and served until his appointment to the federal bench in 1996.

Schedule:
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation

Fees:
SHRM St. Louis Chapter Member - Included in Dues
Non-Chapter Member - $35