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Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


What IN-PERSON attendees get:
  • Access to 80+ accredited workshops touching on all aspects of pretrial, probation, and parole
  • Entry to special plenary sessions featuring acclaimed guest speakers
  • Half-day intensive sessions on specialized policies, programs, and/or practices
  • Unique networking exercises meant to build long term partnerships
  • Tour opportunities and community service projects
  • Full access to the field’s best product demonstration center in our Expo Hall
What VIRTUAL attendees get:
  • Real-time engagement with APPA’s plenary and special sessions, livestreamed from NYC
  • Early, on-demand access to over a dozen unique, accredited workshop recordings
  • On-demand access to a bonus selection of previously released webinar recordings
  • Ability to connect with other virtual attendees
  • Need Assistance logging into or using the platform? Our help desk team:
    Abigayle Harris
    Kylie O'Grady
    Joshua Nelsen
    *Please note we are a small team, we will do our best to respond in a timely manner

Continuing Education Credits

APPA supports your continuing education needs

Whether in-person or virtual, attendees will be able to secure certificates of attendance, contact hours, and/or continuing education credits to help boost your career successes. As a reminder, you get the benefit of live-streamed sessions, on-demand workshops, and webinar recordings.

What IN-PERSON attendees get:
  • 25 *Columbia Southern University Continuing Education Credits
  • 17 Changing Offender Behavior (COB) units
  • 26 APPA Contact Hours
  • STC Credits: refer to the BSCC California website here, please note the STC Roster and associated instructions
What VIRTUAL attendees get:
  • 47 *Columbia Southern University Continuing Education Credits
  • 12 Changing Offender Behavior (COB) units
  • 47 APPA Contact Hours
  • STC Credits: refer to the BSCC California website here, please note the STC Roster and associated instructions

*If you are interested in receiving a CEU certificate from Columbia Southern University, please make sure that your attendance is accounted for by completing the session evaluation survey that is attached to each workshop within Guidebook, our on-site app. At the conclusion of the conference, an email will be sent to you from Columbia Southern University with further instructions on how to request your certificate and payment options.

Please note there is a $25.00 convenience fee associated with the service.

The American Probation and Parole Association knows that its friends and members benefit from our various learning content. APPA's extensive offerings of workshops, townhalls, and other educationally packed events at our Training Institutes help individuals chart their own paths and build learnings plans that lead to professional and personal growth. Most sessions have been approved for credit hours. APPA is proud to sponsor continuing education through Columbia Southern University, the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association, and the Board State and Community Corrections of California. APPA also offers our own Continuing Education credits through our APPA Contact hours program. No matter your need, APPA has you covered!

Reach out to Joshua Nelsen at 859-244-8236 or by email at

Join Us in NYC

If you want more tools to help your department implement evidence-based programs and make real progress in building a more productive workplace, you will not want to miss the American Probation and Parole Association’s 48th Annual Training Institute! The hybrid event will take place August 27-30 in amazing New York City for those able to join us in-person, and for those who will join virtually, August 22 - September 22.

The robust training experience brings those directly and indirectly focused on community supervision together with line staff and decision-makers to find practical solutions for creating a more innovative, transformative workforce. You will find more information about this remarkable, highly sought-after training and networking opportunity invaluable. In addition to this site, training institute announcements will appear via email blasts, social platforms, and our bi-monthly newsletter with updates regularly. Hear about nationally recognized speakers as well as subject-matter expert panelists on trending topics – those that are important to you - health and wellness, community corrections transformation, standards for the field, juvenile justice reform, recidivism reduction, and more.

See you in New York and thanks for your commitment to training and for being the best in our field!



August 27 Sunday 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET

One of the most successful Black businessmen in the country, who has led Nike’s Jordan Brand from a $200M sneaker company to a $4B global apparel juggernaut, Larry Miller will share the remarkable story of his rise from gangland violence to the pinnacles of international business.

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Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Chairman of the Jordan Brand Advisory Board, NIKE
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Laila Lacy

Laila Lacy

Co-author of the Award-Winning Book
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NYS Department Of Corrections and Community Supervision FULL

"Flagship" Community Supervision Office Tour

August 28 Monday 9:30am and 12:30am ET (20 Openings)
August 29 Tuesday 9:30am and 12:30am ET

On August 28th and 29th, the NY area “Flagship” office will host tours at 10am and 1pm. NYSDOCCS volunteers will pick APPA attendees up at the hotel at 9:30am and 12:30pm respectively. The office can accommodate approximately 20 individuals per tour and can complete a total of two tours per day. Upon arrival at the office they will go through the magnetometer and be escorted to the overflow waiting room for a presentation. The Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director and the Re-entry manager will provide an introductory presentation regarding operations of the area office. The attendees will then be escorted on a tour of the building where they will be able to meet and greet the bureau chiefs from each bureau.

The New York City Department of Probation

APPA Harlem Nights Gala

Marriott Marquis
Astor Ballroom 7th fl.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Step back in time to the dazzling era of the 1920's Harlem Renaissance and an unforgettable evening of sophistication, style, and entertainment. Lite fare will be available.

Dress Code: Harlem Renaissance-inspired attire. Harlem Renaissance fashion was all about bold colors, intricate patterns, and attention to detail. Women's fashion included flapper dresses, cloche hats, and long pearl necklaces. The men's style included tailored suits and fedoras.

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One-Day Women's Symposium

Stronger Together:   Lifting Each Other to Higher Ground

August 26 Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm ET

A special, one-day Women’s Symposium will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2023. The goal is to bring together women in the community corrections field from all stages of life to promote strength and courage and inspire them to find their voices as leaders within their organizations.

Participation in the forum comes at no extra cost for registered in-person attendees of APPA’s 48th Annual Training Institute in NYC on August 27-30. However, registration for the Women's Symposium is required to attend. Space is limited: only 150 seats available so make sure to grab yours during registration before they're gone!

To register, visit the 48th Annual Training Institute Online Registration page. Under “Optional Event Fees”, select “Women's Symposium.”

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Juvenile Justice Forum

August 28 Monday 8:30am - 5:15pm ET

Participate in a special training dedicated to youth justice professionals. This one-day event will expand on APPA’s recent Vision for Juvenile Probation and how you can change the future for justice-involved youth. APPA’s Vision for Juvenile Probation is a set of 10 core principles that we believe should be incorporated into every juvenile justice agency across the United States. Participants will learn how to use innovative and effective strategies to achieve better outcomes for youth. Join us in this special event to learn, think and connect with your peers in juvenile justice.

Participation in the forum comes at no extra cost for registered in-person attendees of APPA’s 48th Annual Training Institute in NYC on August 27-30. However, registration for the Juvenile Justice Forum is required to attend.

To register, visit the 48th Annual Training Institute Online Registration page. Under “Optional Event Fees”, select “Juvenile Justice Forum.”

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Join us at
APPA's 48th Annual Training Institute in NYC
for the exciting debut of our animated

Workplace Well-Being Series

This series will be available both to our virtual audience and those attending in person on-site. For those joining us in person, we have a special treat—a pop-up movie theater featuring two showings daily from Sunday, August 27th through Tuesday, August 29th.

Showtimes and Locations:

Sunday, August 27th - Chelsea, 7th floor
● 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
● 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Monday, August 28th and Tuesday, August 29th - Soho/Herald room, 7th floor
● 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
● 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

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New York Road Runners

August 28 6:30am ET

Please join us in support of New York Road Runners, as they host a run for members of the American Probation and Parole Association and Department of Probation on the morning of August 28th in Columbus Circle, New York.

● Lobby of the Marriot Marquis Times Square
● 6:30 AM: Meet with NYRR Director of Community Engagement, Anil Bhambhani

● Runners will walk to Historic Columbus Circle and start an easy run from there to Central Park
● The run will be an out and back 2.8 Mile Run (1.4M each way)
● Should runners feel like they need to run less please alert a NYRR Coach
● Please dress appropriately for the run and leave valuables at the hotel. NYRR is not responsible for any items.
● NYRR will provide approximately 4 to 5 guides and coaches to facilitate our run.

● Please register using this Eventbrite link and use "NYRR" as the password
● Registration is limited so please register at your earliest convenience

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Mobile Probation Unit (MPU)

Exhibiting: August 27–29 8:00am to 5:00pm ET
...and August 30 8:00am to 10:00am ET

Florida’s newest supervision resource is the addition of the Mobile Probation Unit (MPU). The evolution of the MPU began when the Palm Beach County Jail was struggling with overcrowding issues. A review was conducted of those who were housed in their facility, and it was determined a great number of those were being held on a Violation of Probation (VOP). Furthermore, many violations were due to the individual under supervision failing to report to the Probation Office as instructed. To assist in alleviating overcrowding, and boost compliance, the MPU was implemented.

The MPU is a 24-foot vehicle, equipped with a staging area and tents, folding tables, folding chairs, and locations within the bus designed to provide probation officers an area to meet with those under supervision. Designated reporting sites have been established where the MPU can be centrally located, and have public facilities, ample parking, and officer protection.

The MPU has been a great success in providing a valuable resource to those who are on supervision. Bringing services to the community affords the opportunity for success to those we supervise.

Plenary Session: In A Whole New Way

August 29 Tuesday 4:30pm - 5:45pm ET

Join us for a plenary session on Tuesday, August 29 from 03:45 - 05:00 pm to catch the award-winning probation documentary "In a Whole New Way". Don't miss out on this industry embraced film, featured at over 130 festivals worldwide, and join the discussion on how the film raises issues and showcases best probation practices for reform.

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Community Correction Chase (C3)

August 29 Tuesday 1:30PM - 4:30PM ET

APPA’s interactive learning experience, the Community Corrections Chase (C3), is back with another rewarding and competitive challenge for training institute attendees! It is a take on the popular CBS show, Amazing Race, where contestants “race” to win a cash prize. In our competition, community corrections/supervision professionals will team-up to “chase” knowledge about practices, theories, and policies that increase understanding of this industry, while learning about New York and its important role in the history of Community Corrections.

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Bronx NeON Pantry FULL

Community Service

August 29 Tuesday 8:00am - 11:00am ET (15 Openings)

● Depart Marriott: Gather at 8:00-8:15 am for a fulfilling community service experience.
● Arrive at Bronx NeON: Lend a helping hand as volunteers in the Bronx NeON pantry, dispensing food and making a difference in the community.
● Depart NeON: Return to Marriott by 11:00-11:15 am.
● Make a Difference: Embrace this wonderful chance to contribute to the well-being of others while connecting with your fellow attendees.

Don't miss this chance to explore NeON Nutrition Kitchen's vital work and engage in meaningful community service during the 48th Annual Training Institute. Together, let's ignite change and foster positive impacts that transcend the community corrections field.

Merch for Sale

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Get your NYC swag BEFORE the training institute! We also have a variety of other APPA apparel, water bottles, and more!

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Let's Give Back!

Dennis Maloney Project

APPA’s Dennis Maloney Community Service Project gives members and stakeholders a chance to give back to the community during each training institute.

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Can't make it to New York? See you on the virtual side!

Although hundreds of community corrections professionals will join us in beautiful NYC, APPA recognizes that travel is still difficult for many during these uncertain times. As such, our goal is to be THE supplemental educational resource for your agency, and not just for those who can travel. For that reason, APPA is proudly hosting this training institute as a hybrid event. So, those unable to join us in-person can purchase a virtual ticket to benefit from cost-effective training from your home or office.

As a reminder, you get the benefit of live-streamed sessions, on-demand workshops, and webinar recordings.

"After experiencing the last two training institutes virtually, I was not sure what to expect. Well, the in-person event exceeded my expectations, and I cannot wait to see more – I will now join and become a member!"

Cancellation Policy

  • Virtual: There is a no refund policy for the virtual training institute due to contractual agreement to the virtual platform host.
  • Virtual Remedy: If an individual is unable to attend the virtual training institute, the registration may be transferred (substituted) to another individual from the same agency. Written requests must be sent to Kimberly Mills.
  • In-Person:  A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, is available until July 28, 2023. No refunds are available after July 28, 2023. In order to receive a refund, written requests must be sent to the APPA Training Institute, c/o The Council of State Governments, 1776 Avenue of the States, Lexington, KY 40511 or emailed to Kimberly Mills. All requests for refunds must be postmarked or emailed by July 28, 2023.
  • In-Person Remedies: APPA values all members and stakeholders. If an individual is unable to attend the in-person training institute, regardless of the reason, APPA will offer one of the following remedies: (1) transfer registration fee to the virtual training institute – three individuals may attend to substitute for one in person registration, and/or (2) transfer (substitute) registration to another individual from the same agency. Written requests must be sent to Kimberly Mills.

Safety Protocols

  • Utilize sanitizing stations before entering/leaving the meeting rooms.
  • Practice proper social distancing.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. (See our cancellation policy.)
  • If you test positive during the training institute, notify Veronica Cunningham via email so that we can appropriately assist you and notify other attendees.

Women's Symposium Sponsors

Geo Care

Contributing Sponsors

Allied Universal® Electronic Monitoring - Badges, Bingo, APPA Awards  |  Aventiv &  Honest Jobs &  REFORM Alliance - Career Fair  |  Abraxas Youth & Family Services - Bingo  |  Benevolent - Bingo  |  Care Guide Service INC - Bag Stuffer, Bingo  |  Correctional Management Institute - Leadership Institute  |  LifeSafer - Bingo  |  Noble Software Group - Bingo  |  Precision Kiosk Technologies - Bingo  |  Premier Biotech - Bingo  |  Premier Wireless Business Technology Solutions, Inc. - Bag Stuffer, Bingo  |  SCRAM Systems - Bingo  |  Shadowtrack - Lanyards  |  The Prem Rawat Foundation - Bingo

Also, special thanks goes to our Corporate Members!

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