The 2017 James B. Droege Memorial Scholarship – Applications are due Friday, June 23
Each year, scholarships are available to allow qualified individuals who are otherwise unable to attend the conference and return to their programs to put their newly acquired knowledge into action. One scholarship is available in each NAPSA region. Each scholarship pays for the cost of registration, travel and hotel expenses to the 45th annual conference being held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, September 10-13, 2017. If you or someone you know is a candidate for the Droege Scholarship, review the details here and submit the application before the Friday, June 23, 5:00 p.m. EST deadline.
 
Deadline Extended! - Applications are due Friday, June 23
NEW for the 2017 Annual Conference – Essential Elements Executive Training

Special Training Session on Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This special training session is designed by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and NAPSA. The training session will focus on the essential elements necessary to improve pretrial outcomes for policy leaders, decision makers and pretrial administrators who are committed to building or reforming programs that improve decision making at the pretrial stage of the criminal justice system. This interactive session will provide a platform to build a strategy around elements that are policy or implementation obstacles and will provide attendees with a strategy to problem solve these obstacles within their jurisdiction that and or improve sound pretrial practices. This session is offered through an application and invitation process to thirty (30) qualified applicants who are policy leaders, decision makers or pretrial administrators within their pretrial system. A separate fee of $150.00 will be charged for this event and participants must register for the conference. Deadline has been extended and applications are now due by Friday, June 23. For more information, click here.
 
Announcing New Northeast Region Director
NAPSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn LaGrega, Deputy Director of Maine Pretrial Services, Inc. to the NAPSA Board of Directors as the Northeast Regional Director. See more here.
 
Call for Award Nominations!
The Board of Directors of NAPSA is asking for your nominations to recognize those who have significantly contributed to the field of pretrial services. The awards will be given at the 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute, September 10‐13, 2017 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. We hope that you will take the time to nominate those whom you believe meet the criteria and who have made significant contributions to this field. Award nominations must be submitted no later than the end of business on Friday, June 30 to be considered. Find details and nominate a deserving candidate here.
 
2017 Elections for Open NAPSA Board of Directors Positions
NAPSA will hold elections in 2017 for President Elect, At Large Director (federal officer), as well as Southern and Midwest Region Directors. All Members of NAPSA in good standing with the Association at the time of this announcement are eligible for Board positions. Persons nominated for President Elect must have prior Board of Directors experience. Interested and qualified members should contact NAPSA Executive Director Jim Sawyer by 5:00 p.m. EST on July 3. Review the details here.
 
NAPSA 2017 Annual Conference and Training Institute Registration is OPEN!
Register before the July 14 Early Bird Deadline to get the best rate!
NAPSA is pleased to announce the 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at Wyndham Grand Hotel, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from September 10-13, 2017. The NAPSA Conference will feature nationally renowned keynote and plenary session speakers, practitioners and presenters to provide exceptional information and research about the field of Pretrial Services. In addition, 60 instructional workshops will provide participants 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. We invite pretrial services and diversion program staff, judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, law enforcement, advocacy organizations, policy makers, researchers and other pretrial professionals to attend the conference. Learn more and join us onsite!
 
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.