You will have the chance to hone your skills and learn about the newest technologies related to probation by taking part in workshops and networking opportunities with your fellow professionals at the Annual Training Institute of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA).
The 40th Annual Training Institute session is fast approaching, and will be held between July 12th and 15th in Los Angeles.
You will have the chance to take part in a large number of workshops during the APPA’s 2015 session that range from how to offer effective coaching as a way to encourage positive behavior from probationers, to ways to identify and respond to criminal thinking.
More practice-oriented sessions would include:
- Becoming trauma-informed to improve criminal justice responses
- How to work with individuals who have autism or PTSD
You can find out more information and register for the 2015 session at the APPA’s website.
One of the highlights of this training will be the closing session, which features Michael Botticelli—the Director of the National Drug Control Strategy. He will discuss the pivotal role community corrections plays in stopping the revolving door for those who have substance abuse disorders.
About the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
The APPA represents probation and parole professionals ranging from probation officers to correctional administrators. The concept for the APPA came about in Houston in 1974, and the organization was officially formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1975.
The APPA was quickly recognized for the important role it could play in improving the preparedness of professionals working in probation and parole, and subsequently secured $5 million in research grants by 1994. The APPA has used much of this funding to develop unique training opportunities for the nation’s probation and parole officers.