The Makin’ It Work curriculum is taught to offenders in the St. Louis County Justice Center 3 nights per week. The program deals with a gamut of issues including anger management, thinking traps, employer expectations and conflict resolution. Upon release, clients are referred to take advantage of CAASTLC’s anger management, drug counseling, employment readiness programs, and counseling services at the agency.

If someone did not participate in the Makin’ It Work classes, he/she can still participate in our Prisoner Reentry services. Each individual enrolled in programming will receive an intake to assess their needs. From there, their case manager will assist them with both internal and external referrals to help meet those needs. Individuals receive incentives and free materials to help with their transition throughout the program.

Are you a family member of an individual who is or was recently incarcerated? CAASTLC has services for you too. For more information on the Prisoner Reentry Program, contact Stewart McClain at (314) 446-4415 or via email at

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"James Ingram has been skillfully facilitating my cognitive skills programs for more than 12 years for The Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, making him one of the most experienced 'Makin' It Work' trainers in the country. He is an insightful and dedicated teacher who brings his full spirit to every lesson. James has my highest praise and my strongest recommendation!"


CAASTLC hosts a certified training program consisting of 18 continuing education credit hours focused on key aspects of entrepreneurship including business development and management. CAASTLC case managers meet with each participant individually for one-on-one support. We also partner with local universities, financial institutions and subject matter experts to co-facilitate training sessions. For more information on the Prisoner Reentry Program, contact Stewart McClain at (314) 446-4415 or via email at

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