New Grant Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop and implement more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that effectively address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism. To see the full grant announcement, please click here.
 
New Address!
Effective November 1, 2016, NAPSA’s new mailing address will be 660 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20001.  Please update your records to include this change.
 
Available Now: NIC Pretrial Justice Broadcast Recording
If you missed the live broadcast, view the streamed version of NIC's Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release online.
 
NAPSA and PJI Join in Amicus Brief
NAPSA and PJI have joined forces in an amicus brief to the Equal Justice Under Law money bail case in Calhoun, Georgia. See the amicus brief here.
 
Washington Post: When it Comes to Pretrial Release, Few Other Jurisdictions do it D.C.’s Way
Read the article 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.