Conference Hotel Block Closes August 21st!
You should book your hotel for the upcoming NAPSA annual conference in Pittsburgh by Monday, August 21st. Our block of rooms is set to expire on that date and, while rooms may be available after that date, there are no guarantees. For more information about hotel rooms, click here.
 
New Conference Schedule of Events Available
The Schedule of Events for the Annual Conference to be held September 10-13 in Pittsburgh is available here. The conference schedule will provide you with information about plenary and workshop sessions.  Please note that this schedule is subject to change and will be updated as additional subjects are finalized.
Note: NAPSA will not be hosting a Conference-wide event this year. Instead, we will host Networking Receptions on the Monday and Tuesday of the Conference. Please reference the updated Schedule of Events for additional details.
 
Annual NAPSA Award Winners Announced
NAPSA is pleased to announce the following recipients of its Annual Awards.  The winners will be honored at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, September 11 during the 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute:
•     John C. Hendricks Pioneer Award – The Hon. Truman Morrison III, Senior Judge, District of Columbia Superior Court
•     Member of the Year – Domingo Corona, Pretrial Director, Pima County Superior Court
•     Partner of the Year – Federal Judicial Center
•     Dan C. Ryan Award (federal) – Steve Skinner, U.S. Probation Officer, Western District of Oklahoma
 
Register now for the NAPSA 2017 Annual Conference and Training Institute!
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!
 
Congratulations to the 2017 Droege Scholarship Winners!
Each year, NAPSA awards scholarships to attend the Annual Conference and Training Institute.  The scholarship, in memory of Jim Droege, former Director of the Indianapolis Bail Project (1969‐74) and Vice President of the original NAPSA Board from 1973‐74 and again from 1976‐78, allows qualified individuals, who are otherwise unable, to attend the conference and return to their programs to put their newly acquired knowledge into action.  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.  This year’s winners are:
 
Atlantic Region: John Pryor, Chesterfield Community Corrections (Chesterfield, VA)
Midwest Region: Jamie Ruggles, Douglas County Kansas Pretrial Release Division (Lawrence, KS)
Northeast Region: Mathew Divilio, Connecticut CSSD Bail Services (New Haven, CT)
Northwest Region: Kristin Daschbach, Spokane County Pretrial Services (Spokane, WA)
Southern Region: Karen Higdon, Cobb County Magistrate Court (Marietta, GA)

Southwest Region: Arisdelzi Urtusuastegui, Pima County Superior Court (Tucson, AZ)
 
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.