Join us in honoring the people, programs, and projects that represent exemplary work in the field of community corrections.
Call for Nominations
APPA is accepting nominations until November 3 for APPA's prestigious awards to be presented at our 2024 Winter Training Institute.
- Review the nomination requirements.
- Nominate someone whose work stands out to you.
Scotia Knouff Line Officer Award
Our most prestigious practitioner award is the Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award and it is also our most competitive.
A community corrections officer active in the field
Performing assigned duties in an outstanding manner and/or making significant contributions to the profession at the local, regional, or national level
APPA President’s Award
Leading community corrections into the next decade requires exemplary management of innovative programs and projects. The APPA President’s Award honors the most visionary among them.
Community corrections program or project
Advancing knowledge, effectiveness, and integrity of the criminal justice system
Walter Dunbar Memorial Award
The distinguished Walter Dunbar Memorial Award – our oldest award for practitioners – is presented in his honor.
Active professional or retired practitioner in the field of probation or parole
Significant contribution to APPA from a position of national presence and influence
APPA Member of the Year Award
The voice of APPA is only as strong as our members. The APPA Member of the Year Award honors the year’s greatest individual contribution to our organization.
Individual APPA member
Significant contributions to APPA through promotion of our vision and mission
Joe Kegans Award
The late Judge Joe Kegans, a founding member of APPA’s Victim Issues Committee, devoted her career as a jurist to bettering the lives of those impacted by crime.
A community corrections officer, living or deceased
Providing exemplary services to victims of crime; preference given to community corrections professionals and volunteers who have personally experienced criminal victimization and have used that experience to help others
Awards since renamed/retired
University of Cincinnati Award
Sam Houston State University Award
Community Awareness Through Media Award
APPA Award for Excellence in Community Crime Prevention
We want to share what inspires members’ work in community corrections and what membership means to them!