News Release

American Probation and Parole Association
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511-8536
Phone: 859-244-8203
Fax: 859-244-8001

Diane Kincaid
Deputy Director
Phone:(859) 244-8196
American Probation and Parole Association Set To Host Discussion on the Closing of Rikers Island
For Immediate Release: 08/25/2017

New York, NY, United States


  • Glenn E. Martin, founder, and president of JustLeadershipUSA;
  • Rocco Pozzi, Commissioner of Westchester County (NY) Probation Department;
  • Michael P. Jacobson, City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for State and Local Government.


The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) will hold its 42nd Annual Training Institute at the Marriott Marquis‐Times Square, August 27‐30 with over 100 engaging sessions. Criminal justice leaders and advocates are set to explore the findings of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform recommendations on closing Rikers Island and replacing it with several smaller facilities across New York City, supervised release of some of the detainees, and a bail system overhaul.


Monday, August 28th, 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Marriott Marquis, Broadway Ballroom 6th Floor, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


Drilon Gojani dgojani@csg.org or (859) 244‐8212

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association of individuals actively involved in pretrial, probation, parole, and community‐based corrections, in both criminal and juvenile justice arenas. All levels of government including federal, state/provincial, local and tribal agencies are counted among its constituents. By taking the initiative, APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of field practitioners and providers of services from both the public and private sectors.

Members of the press who would like to cover APPA’s 42nd Annual Training Institute are asked to contact Drilon Gojani from APPA to provide the proper information to gain access to the Institute and its events. Reach him at dgojani@csg.org or (859) 797‐6134.

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