Conference and Hotel Registration - Early Bird Discount until June 8 NAPSA is pleased to announce the 46th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at Omni Hotel, in Fort Worth, Texas from August 19-22, 2018 is now open. The NAPSA conference features national keynote and plenary session speakers and over 60 instructional workshops review the foundations of pretrial, latest research findings, and evidence-based practices. Your voice and your profession matter, so be here and be heard. Click here for more information. Conference Scholarships - Deadline is April 20 Applications for the 2018 James B. Droege Memorial Scholarship are being accepted. Six (6) scholarship awards are given annually (one in each NAPSA region). Each scholarship pays for the cost of registration, travel and hotel expenses to the 46th annual conference being held at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, August 19-22, 2018. To be considered for the Droege Scholarship, please submit a completed application form, essays and required signatures. More information can be found here. Exhibitor Conference Registration – Take Advantage of Early Discount With 650 anticipated attendees, NAPSA’s 2018 annual conference will be the largest gathering of local, state and federal pretrial justice professionals in the country. If you are company that provides goods and services to the justice system, then you will want to be in Fort Worth with us. Find out more. Award Nominations – Due May 25 The NAPSA Board of Directors is asking for nominations to recognize those who have significantly contributed to the field of pretrial services. The awards will be given at the 46th Annual Conference and Training Institute, August 19-22, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, TX. We hope that you will take the time to nominate those whom you believe meet the criteria to receive the Olgiatti, Beaudin and Member of the Year awards. NAPSA at the APPA Annual Conference NAPSA has been selected to teach three workshops at the APPA Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, July 29-August 1. The workshops will discuss topics such as operating a pretrial agency within a larger probation department; defining pretrial risk and how it should be managed; and, how the landscape of pretrial justice has changed over the last 65 years. You can find complete workshop descriptions here. Visit APPA’s website for more information about the conference. NAPSA YouTube Channel Visit the NAPSA YouTube Channel to watch the recorded Keynote and Plenary sessions from the conference. 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.