APPA’s training institutes are national conferences that consist of educational workshops, intensive training programs, special sessions, and the resource expo designed specifically for community corrections. The institute’s workshops and sessions are developed by planning committees that research and address the critical issues facing the community corrections profession. APPA Institutes provide a forum to discuss the newest theories, examine advanced technology, develop creative solutions, and network with colleagues.
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association composed of individuals from the United States, its territories, and around the world who are actively involved with probation, parole, and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors. All levels of government including local, state/provincial, legislative, executive, judicial, and federal agencies are counted among its constituents. By taking the initiative, APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of probation and parole practitioners including line staff, supervisors, and administrators. Educators, volunteers, and concerned citizens with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice are also among APPA’s members. The association represents a strong, unified voice for the field of community corrections.