Operationalizing APPA’s 10 Core Principles for Juvenile Probation


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Session Type: Workshop

In the Spring of 2022, under the direction of the American Probation and Parole Association President, a dozen member committee of a diverse group of probation and parole administrators, in partnership with young peoples and community stakeholders identified 10 Core Principles for Juvenile Probation--rooted in adolescent development, inclusion and equity--which was subsequently adopted by APPA. This workshop will cover three areas: (1) we will unpack and review the 10 core principles and how they are consistent with what the science tells us about working with adolescents; (2) we will hear about living examples on operationalizing these principles into practice, highlighting the work of Pierce County, Washington; and, finally, (3) we will spend some time interactively discussing strategies and approaches that APPA can take to ensure these principles are applied and maximized throughout the probation profession and with key stakeholders.


Travis Johnson
Program Associate, American Probation and Parole Association

American Probation and Parole Association, Lexington, KY Program Associate 2016-present • Conducted on-site training sessions for 9 APPA professional development institutes while also conducting meetings with grant partners • Coordinated with APPA partners and provided logistical support for creation of webinar content at onset of online training institute. Collected community feedback for adaption of subsequent online training programs. • Scheduled and coordinated recordings of virtual training workshops for 3 virtual institutes. • Conducted outreach to qualified trainers to present at APPA institutes • Developed written products (e.g., reports, articles, briefs, research memos, presentations, etc.) for both grants and membership services departments • Obtained new funding opportunities through positive working relationships with government and private agencies, creation of grant proposals and execution of deliverables • Prepared and monitored timelines, budgets, progress reports, and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to funders are met in assigned project areas • Maintains training record for programs such as Impaired Driver Assessment, Tribal Law and Order Act, and the Tribal Intergovernmental Reentry Workshops.