Spread the Word

Use these items to inform and garner support. Letting others know how important community corrections is to the safety of our nation is important. Don’t forget to post on social media using #PPPSWeek!

Proclamation

APPA has provided a sample proclamation that you can customize to meet your agency or jurisdiction's needs before submitting it to your mayor or governor's office. Once issued, send it to your local newspaper and radio stations.

Presentation

This presentation could be good for speaking engagements with faith-based groups, high schools, employment fairs or any group that may be interested in knowing more about pretrial, probation, and parole in your community. It is editable so you can include local information such as graphs, photos, text, tables of data, or sound.

News Releases

If your press release is more than one page (double-spaced), type “- more –“ centered at the bottom of the first page. Add the title and date of the news release, plus “Page Two” in the top left corner of the second page. At the end of page two, type “END” centered below the last paragraph.

Brochures

These brochures can be used as is or tailored to fit the needs of your agency or jurisdiction. The term parole is used generically for those states with some type of supervision after release from prison, but can be altered to any term that better fits.

Donation/Sponsorship

Below is a letter for you to modify when seeking donations to promote an activity and an example of a sponsorship form for a luncheon and/or an exhibit booth. APPA members, Carole Braden (juvenile probation) and Pam Riddle (adult probation) in Dallas developed these letters and forms.

Don't forget to remind potential donors that their contributions may be tax deductible. And encourage them to donate not only money, but services such as providing food for a special luncheon for a probation office or discounts to officers on items bought in their establishments.

Seeking sponsorship for recognizing the work done by community supervision professionals will not only allow you to provide a celebratory lunch or other activities, but it will allow other groups and agencies that also work with offenders to participate in the Week.

Social Media

Leverage the power of social media to get the word out about your agency and the important work you do each and every day! More and more, people are relying on connections to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to share information and ideas across the country and around the world

Below are a few examples of posts and tweets that you can use to celebrate the Week and to promote your agency.

Facebook and LinkedIn

Community corrections professionals are real change agents. Help celebrate the important and often misunderstood work of Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision officers by sharing this post! #PPPSWeek (link)

July 16-22, 2017 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week. It’s a week to commemorate the important work done by community corrections around the world to keep our communities safe. Community corrections professionals are in a unique position to make real differences in people’s lives. This year, the theme is “Clients, Employees, and Communities – Power through Partnerships”. Working together makes for stronger bonds between colleagues, community partners, and with those under supervision. #PPPSWeek (link to the resource kit or to your own agency’s website)

Share this to celebrate Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week—July 16-22, 2017! #PPPSWeek (link to the resource kit or your agency’s website)

Twitter (140 character limit)

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, July 16-22, 2017 Tweet the Week! #PPPSWeek (add tinyurl for link)

A Worldwide Force for Change! Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week! #PPPSWeek (add tinyurl for link)