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Hyatt Regency, 808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101


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:
    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.

IN-PERSON attendees can earn up to:
  • 26 APPA Contact Hours
  • 26 *Columbia Southern University Continuing Education Credits
  • 18 Changing Offender Behavior (COB) units
  • CJE Credits: find your state's website using this document and request approval for legal education credits
  • STC Credits: refer to the BSCC California website here, please note the STC Roster and associated instructions
In-Person Certificate
VIRTUAL attendees can earn up to:
  • 51 APPA Contact Hours
  • 51 *Columbia Southern University Continuing Education Credits
  • 10 Changing Offender Behavior (COB) units
  • CJE Credits: find your state's website using this document and request approval for legal education credits
  • STC Credits: refer to the BSCC California website here, please note the STC Roster and associated instructions
Virtual Certificate

*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 you've attended. 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. If you do not receive this email, you can request accreditation from CSU here.

**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

Need assistance with in-person or virtual registration? Contact Corrie Ash our Adminitative Assistant

Join Us in Seattle



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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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.)

SPECIAL NOTE: Agency heads who cannot attend may assign a designee (Assistant Chief, Assistant Director, second in command, etc.) to attend.

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Introducing APPA’s Seattle Mainstage Sessions!

Elwha Ballroom, 5th fl

At APPA's 2024 Winter Training Institute, participants can choose from up to 11 concurrent sessions during each block tailored to their interests. Additionally, in each block of concurrent sessions, you can experience the excitement of “Main Stage Sessions” held in the grand hall- Elwha Ballroom on the fifth floor and live-streamed for our virtual audience.

Click here to explore these engaging options!

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Seattle Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Get ready for an exciting adventure around the Seattle Hyatt Regency and its surroundings. Capture the spirit of Seattle and win fabulous prizes!

How to Win

● Post your photos to our onsite app’s event feed with the hashtag #APPASeattleHunt.
All Pictures must be posted on the app in the tab labeled ‘event feed’ by February 27th – no late submissions will count towards point values.
● The person with the most points wins free registration virtual or on-site and transferable to the person of the winner’s choice to the 49th Annual Training Institute in Indianapolis! In a tie, one winner will be randomly selected.
● Two runners-up will receive 1 free year of APPA membership each.

Here is your mission!

Get ready to explore Seattle and make this scavenger hunt an unforgettable part of your Winter Training Institute experience! Good luck!

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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The 50

Closing Plenary

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

Discover the powerful narrative of change and resilience in "The 50"! Join us at APPA's Winter Training Institute closing plenary on February 28th, 2024, where we'll provide a sneak peek and introduce the documentary. But the story doesn't end there! At the 49th Annual Training Institute in Indianapolis, we're proud to present the full film, offering our audience an immersive experience in the journey of transformation and impact. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with a compelling narrative in the field of community corrections.


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an animated series

Join us at APPA’s Winter Training Institute in Seattle for a second installment of our FREE animated series. This series will be available to both our virtual and on-site attendees. For those joining us on-site, we have a special pop-up theatre featuring two showings.


Sunday, February 25
1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
401 Chelan, 4th floor

Monday, February 26
1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
302 Beckler, 3rd floor

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an e-learning course


Please join us at APPA’s Winter Training Institute in Seattle for the debut of this FREE e-learning course. Complete this on-demand training at your own pace from wherever you are most comfortable. Any attendee, with any ticket type, can access this pilot through our content library hosted on the Relias platform. The link will be accessible from the event application for one year.


Use your Relias login credentials to sign in and access this e-learning course. If you don’t have a Relias account, sign up here.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Forum

Monday, February 26 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 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 from custody. This session will help correctional agencies as well as 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) by implementing practices to support recovery, reduce overdoses, and improve outcomes.

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

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Dennis Maloney Community Serivce

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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Merch for Sale

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

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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.

Virtual Sessions Information and Registration

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

Tyler Tech - Badge, Expo Hall Bingo  |  Multi-Health Systems, Inc - Bag Stuffer  |  eMoksha - A Data Science Company - Expo Hall Bingo  |  Shadowtrack - Lanyards  |  Washington State Misdemeanant Probation Association - Waterbottle

Also, special thanks goes to our Corporate Members!

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