Register for the Annual Conference
Conference attendee registration for NAPSA’s 47th Annual Conference and Training Institute is now open! Make plans to join us in San Diego, California on September 8-11, 2019. Click here to learn more about the conference, including our new conference registration system, hotel information and registration, transportation to and from the airport, and exciting things to do while visiting San Diego.
Conference Exhibitor and Conference Sponsor Registration
The 2019 NAPSA Annual Conference and Training Institute is the largest national gathering of local, state and federal pretrial justice professionals in the country. We assemble over 650 pretrial services and diversion program staff, judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, jail staff, law enforcement, policy makers and researchers at one of the most highly-anticipated conferences on the issues that matter most to the pretrial justice system. The NAPSA conference provides a dynamic environment where attendees network and learn about the latest products and resources that will help them better serve the pretrial community.  Attendees look forward to learning from industry experts about the latest news, resources and technologies that will help them provide the most innovative, efficient and expert service. To learn how you can be a part of the action, please click here.
NAPSA Members Enjoy a Discount on Conference Registration Fees
Click here to learn more about membership. Please note that our membership system is not directly connected to the conference registration system. If you want to purchase membership to receive the member discount on conference fees, your membership payment will need to be processed before completing the conference registration. Membership is updated weekly on Wednesdays but you can also send your membership confirmation to to have your status updated in the registration system. If you still experience membership status issues, please contact
Call for Annual Award Nominations
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 47th Annual Conference and Training Institute, September 8-11, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA. 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, July 19, 2019 to be considered. Please click here to review the award descriptions and nominating process.
Scholarships to Attend the Conference
NAPSA began awarding scholarships to attend the annual conference in 1987. The purpose of the award is 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. Six (6) scholarship awards are given annually (one for each NAPSA region) and each scholarship pays for the cost of registration, travel and hotel expenses to attend the conference. Click here for more information and the application form.  Completed applications must be received by Friday, June 21.
DeKalb County IL Achieves Agency Accreditation
On April 1, 2019 the NAPSA Board of Directors awarded Accreditation to DeKalb County Pretrial Services, making them only the fourth such jurisdiction to achieve this high honor. In a letter to the jurisdiction, NAPSA President Jeff Kilpatrick noted that “DeKalb County is in full compliance with all 39 of the 39 Accreditation Standards, including all the optional standards.” To learn more about NAPSA Accreditation for your agency, please click here. To see the letter congratulating DeKalb County, IL, please click here.
NAPSA YouTube Channel 
Visit the NAPSA YouTube Channel to watch the recorded Keynote and Plenary sessions from the conference.
New PSA Website
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced the launch of the first Public Safety Assessment (PSA) website,, which offers interested jurisdictions a robust array of resources to support implementation of the PSA. The resources have been carefully developed in partnership with technical assistance providers, current PSA jurisdiction leaders, and other valued stakeholders.
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.