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Indianapolis, IN | June 28 - July 1, 2024

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Numerous workshops will be offered focusing on topics related to best practices, current trends, emerging research, and policies that support effective program development and evaluation. The training institute will also feature APPA’s 3rd Annual Women’s Symposium – Wellness Unveiled: Women Inspiring Women - Empowerment Through Unity. APPA is also offering unique Intensive Sessions to engage members in deeper conversations specific to community corrections. This training institute will also offer a private showing of the highly anticipated film, The 50. The 50 is a documentary that asks how a group of so underestimated became agents of radical change and the first men to become California certified counselors while inmates of that same state’s prison system. Community Corrections Chase - an attendee-favorite, will also make a return in Indianapolis, IN.

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 in APPA’s plenary and special sessions, livestreamed from Indy
  • 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

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 their career successes. As a reminder, attendees get the benefit of live-streamed sessions, on-demand workshops, and webinar recordings. Details are coming soon!

Registration Form

*To register by Email, Mail, or Fax, download registration form. (Required for PO Payments)


Friday, June 28
SESSION I 8:00am – 12:00pm | SESSION II 12:30pm – 4:30pm

We are pleased to announce two intensive sessions from VALOR. These intensive sessions will take place from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 12:30pm to 4:30pm on June 28, 2024. These two topics will be offered during each presentation time slot. Fit for Duty: Physical Health for Officer Safety (two hours) followed by Safety through Mental Wellness and Resilience (two hours).

Fit for Duty: Physical Health for Officer Safety (two hours)

As officers, we regularly place ourselves in harm’s way to protect others. Too often, however, we do a poor job of addressing our own well-being. This course will use a data-driven approach to identify potential long-term health risks that come from working in law enforcement. This course will focus on the physical aspects of officer health and identify purposeful actions that we can take to attain and maintain optimal health and fitness.

Safety through Mental Wellness and Resilience (two hours)

This training examines the leading cause of officer death—suicide. This reality emphasizes the importance of investing in your mental wellness. Learn how to take back control and be responsible for your health and wellness. Mental wellness will enhance your officer safety, agency goals, and personal satisfaction through a work-life balance.

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*To learn more, please visit Valor's website here.

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Community Corrections Chase

June 30 Sunday 12:00pm EST

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, The 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 Indianapolis and its important role in the history of Community Corrections.

● C3 Teams will depart JW Marriott on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 12:00PM
● A box lunch will be provided to each C3 participant
● Each site will offer a different educational and fact-finding expedition
● All C3 participants will receive a FREE Community Corrections Chase t-shirt
● Prizes will be awarded to FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD place teams

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Reentry Simulation: Breaking Barriers

Saturday, June 29 9:15am – 10:45am | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join us for a mind changing simulation that will allow you to think outside the norm concerning the barriers faced by justice-involved individuals upon returning to their communities from prison. The Reentry Simulation illustrates the justice-involved person’s exhaustive journey to self-sufficiency while experiencing the barriers that may contribute to feelings of helplessness and decreased self-efficacy. Assuming the role of an ex-offender, participants will perform tasks related to realistic reentry.

By the end of this 90-minute, eye-opening experience, participants will have simulated a month in the life of someone who has recently been released from prison. Participants will encounter the same challenges faced by many ex-offenders as they try to complete their court-ordered obligations as well as maintain their day-to-day lives. The simulation suggests that, ultimately, the ability to navigate "the system" may be influenced or altered by “us,” the helpers within the system, and this may be a primary factor in the relationship between resiliency and recidivism.

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Shanda Breed

Director of Adult Probation Services of the AOC
Arizona Supreme Court

Presenter Bio

SHANDA BREED is the Director of Adult Probation Services of the AOC under the Arizona Supreme Court. Her team strives for continual quality improvements and providing relevant and evidenced based trainings to Adult County Probation Departments, community partners, and local courts on topics such as sex offender supervision, reentry services and responses, mental health intervention, access to treatment, effective specialty courts, GPS monitoring, transferred youth, EBP assessment and case plans, EPICS-II rollout, state funds, domestic violence, tribal and rural supervision, AmeriCorps memberships and more.

Shanda Breed has worked in the field of probation for the past 24 years. She began as an intern at the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department in San Antonio, Texas, and has served over 16 years in Northern Arizona for the Navajo County Adult and Juvenile Probation Department with positions of Juvenile Predisposition/Adult Presentence Investigator, Juvenile Standard and Intensive Probation Officer, Adult Standard and Intensive Probation Officer, Field Supervisor, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, and Chief Probation Officer. Her work included implementing Arizona’s first Defensive Tactics training curriculum and its first Firearms Training curriculum as a statewide trainer and implementing Verbal De-escalation and Evidence Based Practices training and policies throughout the state. She was awarded the Arizona Judicial Staff Training of the Year for delivering the popular “Reentry Simulation” training.

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As one of the largest JW Marriott's in the world and recognized by Conde Nast as a Top Midwest hotel, welcome to JW Marriott Indianapolis. Located in central downtown, close to White River State Park, this hotel is the perfect place to explore Indy. Plus, it is connected via a climate-controlled skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. After a busy day, indulge with dinner and drinks at OP Italian for fine dining or High Velocity, their top-rated sports bar. In the morning, grab a coffee from the convenient on-site Starbucks or breakfast in the Executive Lounge. Seek luxury in their modern guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide panoramic views of the Indianapolis skyline. Bringing people together downtown in their extensive meeting space and private dining areas, JW Marriott Indianapolis is an experience that provides exceptional service and refined amenities unrivaled by other downtown Indy hotels.

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Expo Hall Booth and Floor Plan

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APPA’s 49th Annual Training Institute will take place June 28 – July 1, with our Expo Hall available to attendees for three days. Connect with professionals from across the community corrections industry including pretrial, probation, parole, juvenile justice, and treatment professionals and more, as you make connections and build long time partnerships. We can’t wait to see you in June!

Where & When is the Expo Hall?

Location: White River Ballroom

Below you will find the exclusive dates/times for attendees to visit.
NOTE: Exhibitors may schedule appointments at times outside of these hours.

Friday, June 28

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EST
Move in Setup

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM EST

Saturday, June 29

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Coffee Break

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST
Corporate Reception

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM EST

Sunday, June 30

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Coffee Break

12:00 PM EST

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Experience Indianapolis the local way and discover the neighborhoods and lifestyle of some of Indy’s coolest and most historic areas. Whether it’s ponying up to a pint of local brew, shopping for hand-made art collectibles, taking in a play or live show, enjoying a succulent farm-to-table dinner, or just soaking up the sights of one of the most walkable cities in America, neighborhoods such as Broad Ripple Village, The Canal & White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, and many more, offer the best of Indy.

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Contributing Sponsors

CourFact - Bingo  |  Journal Technologies - Bingo, Wifi Service  |  Reconnect - Attendee Headshots  |  Securus Monitoring - Bingo  |  SCRAM Systems - Lanyards  |  The Prem Rawat Foundation - Attendee Badges, Bingo  |  Washington State Misdemeanant Probation Association - Water Bottles

Also, special thanks goes to our Corporate Members!