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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 Seattle
  • 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? Contact our help desk team:
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February 25
Sunday 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST

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Allan Kehler

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February 26
Monday 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

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Jermaine Galloway

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February 28
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

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Christopher Poulos

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Cannabis and Community Supervision - An Abundance of Challenges

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Intensive Session

February 25 Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm PST

APPA hosts and in partnership with The National Alliance To Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) and, this session will train attendees on recognizing the signs of cannabis impairment during a Green Lab. Volunteers who have consumed cannabis will be put through a series of tests to demonstrate the observable signs and symptoms of impairment, specifically, how cannabis impacts a person’s ability to drive. Volunteers will undergo a mock roadside sobriety assessment by law enforcement to demonstrate how officers detect impairment. All attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the volunteers to highlight their own observations of impairment.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Forum

Monday, February 26 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST

The opioid epidemic impacting the United States has become so severe that in recent years substance overdoses, fueled by opioid addictions, has surpassed deaths by car accidents and guns. Further, opioid addiction is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. There has long been a relationship between substance use and criminal justice involvement; and, consequently, overdose deaths from opioids among individuals under supervision have been disproportionately higher than those in the general population. Individuals under community supervision are at higher risk of overdose - particularly when released release from custody. This session will help correctional agencies, probation officers and parole agents (who are responsible for supervising individuals with opioid and other substance addiction) better understand the efficacy of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), implement practices to support recovery, reduce overdoses, and improve outcomes.

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*Registration for the training institute is required.
To register, visit the 2024 Winter Training Institute Online Registration page. Under “Optional Event Fees”, select “MAT.”

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2024 Executive Summit

Pre-Training Institute Event

February 23 - 24

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) will host its second in-person Executive Summit for Community Corrections Leaders, February 23 - 24, 2024, in Seattle, Washington. The unique experience is designed specifically for senior-level executives of community supervision and corrections departments (pretrial, probation, and parole) agencies. (A limited number of slots will be made available to parole board members; judges, not-for-profit and federal partners who support the work of criminal justice reform; and legislators.)

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Although hundreds of community corrections professionals will join us in beautiful Seattle, 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. For that reason, APPA is proudly hosting this training institute as a hybrid event. So, for those of you who are unable to join us in Seattle, you can reap the many benefits from participating in relevant training while at home or in the office by purchasing a virtual ticket.

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

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 January 10, 2024. No refunds are available after January 10, 2024. 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 January 10, 2024.
  • 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 for COVID-19. (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.

Contributing Sponsors

Shadowtrack - Lanyards  |  Washington State Misdemeanant Probation Association - Waterbottle

Also, special thanks goes to our Corporate Members!

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