This year marks the twenty-third annual Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision (PPPS) Week, a celebration that originated in 1999 when APPA members began to request that states across the country recognize the 100,000+ people involved in community corrections. In 1999, APPA began lobbying every state to make a proclamation that one week in July is PPPS Week. This was a simple and powerful statement each state could make in celebration of the nearly 100,000 men and women who spend their days working to improve outcomes, both for the individual AND for the public safety of our communities.
The first #PPPSWeek Proclamation was made by Governor Bill Owens of Colorado that year. Since that first Proclamation, every one of the 50 states has joined in the celebration. In recent years, APPA Executive Director Veronica Cunningham and a team of dedicated staff have visited offices in several states to show our appreciation. APPA delivers small baskets of goodies, shares your achievements to our membership and/or learns new ways we can help make your lives easier.