New NAPSA Officers for 2018
Just as the calendar has changed to 2018, so has the governance of NAPSA.  Effective January 1, 2018 the following leaders comprise the Executive Committee:  Jeff Kilpatrick, President; Nick Sayner, President-Elect; Spurgeon Kennedy, Vice President; Elizabeth Simoni, Secretary; Brian Brittain, Treasurer (appointed by President to fill a vacancy); and, Penny Stinson, Past President. Please reach out to any of the Executive Team with questions you have or for assistance. You can see a complete roster of the NAPSA Board of Directors here.
 
Two New Regional Directors in Place
NAPSA welcomes Eric Schmidt as the Midwest Region Director and Joel Bishop as the Southern Region.  Eric is the Chief of Field Operations for Oakland County Community Corrections in Pontiac, Michigan.  Joel is the former Southwest Region Director and recently started a new position as the Executive Director of Criminal Justice and Community Corrections in El Paso County in El Paso, Texas.  Joel was appointed to fill the vacant seat.
 
NAPSA YouTube Channel
Visit the NAPSA YouTube Channel to watch the recorded Keynote and Plenary sessions from the conference.
 
NAPSA Conference Attendees Give! 
Attendees gathered in picturesque Pittsburgh, PA for the 45th Annual NAPSA Annual Conference and Training Institute to network with colleagues, get the latest research findings, learn from renowned speakers and presenters and have a little fun. But one of the largest contributions attendees made was the $2100 we collected for the American Red Cross to aid in hurricane relief efforts. Thank you so much NAPSA Conference attendees for your generosity!!
 
Certification Testing
The NAPSA Board of Directors and Education Committee are pleased to announce on-demand testing for its Certified Pretrial Services Professionals (CPSP) Level One certification exam. The twice-yearly exam is being replaced with a new on-line testing platform that allows pretrial professionals to take the exam throughout the year to better meet their individual schedules.  Interested persons need to complete necessary forms and make payment to NAPSA. Once approved, practitioners will be provided a link to the testing platform to complete the exam. For more information click here.