NAPSA 2017 Annual Conference and Training Institute registration will open on or before May 1. Stay tuned for updates!
 
** Deadline Extended!!**
NAPSA 2017 Annual Conference and Training Institute Call for Workshop Proposals
NAPSA is pleased to issue a call for proposals of workshops for the 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 10-13, 2017. The NAPSA Conference and Training Institute provides participants with the opportunity to review the foundations of pretrial learn the latest research findings, hear about the implementation of evidence-based practices, and understand current opportunities available to those working in the field. Workshop proposals are due May 31, 2017. Learn more about the Call for Proposals.
 
"Model" Bail Laws: Re-Drawing the Line Between Pretrial Release and Detention 
This paper is likely useful to all persons seeking answers to questions surrounding pretrial justice today. But it should be especially useful to those persons who are taking pen to paper to re-write their laws to determine whom to release and whom to potentially detain pretrial – essentially, to re-draw the line between purposeful release and detention. To read the report, click here.
 
NEW NIC Publication!
Myths & Facts, Series II: "Using Risk and Need Assessments to Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Disparities in the Criminal Justice System"
This "Myths & Facts" package includes a one-page list of myths and facts along with a research-based supporting document to help dispel three specific myths regarding the use of risk and need assessments within the criminal justice system. A description and relevant research to dispel each myth is provided. Our network believes that risk and need assessments currently provide the most accurate, objective prediction of the risk to recidivate. While risk and need assessments do not predict with perfect accuracy, they guide practitioners in the field towards the most accurate and equitable decisions available for safely managing justice-involved individuals. To read the report, click here.
 
"A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Essential Elements of an Effective Pretrial System and Agency"
This publication is a guide for jurisdictions interested in improving current elements of their pretrial systems or creating needed procedures and practices. It will also serve as a resource for practitioners and policy makers to compare current pretrial release and diversion practices to recognized evidence-based and best practices and national standards.  NAPSA is proud to partner with NIC to help deliver this critical document to the pretrial field. To read the report, click here.
 
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, practioners will be provided a link to the testing platform to complete the exam.  For more information click here.