NAPSA Issues Workshop Schedule for the Annual Conference
NAPSA is proud to announce the workshop schedule for the 46th Annual Conference and Training Institute to be held August 19-22, 2018 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.  We offer a terrific lineup of 63 workshops covering Fundamentals, Federal, Diversion, Risk Assessment, Supervision, Stakeholder Engagement and numerous stories about successful Pretrial programs being created in communities throughout the nation.  If you are not already registered for the conference, we hope you will consider joining us in Fort Worth.  You can find the workshop schedule by clicking here.
 
Conference Keynote Speakers
NAPSA is pleased to announce two Keynote Speakers for the 2018 Annual Conference to be held August 19-22 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, TX.  Opening the conference on Sunday evening will be Mr. Akeem Browder, President of the Kalief Browder Foundation.  Akeem Browder is a social justice advocate and agent of change. The Bronx native works to honor the legacy of his brother Kalief Browder, and mother Venida Browder by working with elected officials, lawyers, doctors, college students and community based organizations to change laws, policies and regulations that devastate poor communities and families that have been impacted by mass incarceration and solitary confinement in State prisons. For more information please visit the Kalief Browder Foundation website.
 
Ms. Andrea Woods is a staff attorney for the Criminal Law Reform Project (CLRP) at the ACLU.  She will be our Tuesday afternoon Keynote Speaker.  The CLRP focuses its work on the “front end” of the criminal justice system—from policing to sentencing— seeking to end excessively harsh criminal justice policies that result in mass incarceration, over-criminalization, and racial injustice, and stand in the way of a fair and equal society.  For more information, visit their website.
 
Conference and Hotel Registration
It’s not too late to register for the Annual Conference. Click here for more information.  However, the deadline to secure conference hotel rooms at the Ft. Worth Omni Hotel ends July 19, 2018.  You can make your reservation online by following this link.  We will continue to monitor whether additional rooms will need to be added to the conference.  Please contact us at info@napsa.org if you experience problems.
 
NAPSA Seeking Nominations for Several Board of Director's Positions
NAPSA will hold elections in 2018 for Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, as well as Southwest and Northwest 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 Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer must have prior experience on the NAPSA Board of Directors.  Nominations must be received by August 3, 2018.  Click here for more information.
 
Conference Workshop Descriptions
Over 60 educational workshops will be presented at the 2018 NAPSA Annual Conference.  Click here to see the workshop descriptions, learning objectives and presenters.  A full workshop schedule will be available by June.
 
Exhibitor Conference Registration
With 650 anticipated attendees, NAPSA’s 2018 annual conference will be the largest gathering of local, state and federal pretrial justice professionals in the country. If you are company that provides goods and services to the justice system, then you will want to be in Fort Worth with us. Find out more.
 
NAPSA at the APPA Annual Conference
NAPSA has been selected to teach three workshops at the APPA Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, July 29-August 1.  The workshops will discuss topics such as operating a pretrial agency within a larger probation department; defining pretrial risk and how it should be managed; and, how the landscape of pretrial justice has changed over the last 65 years.  You can find complete workshop descriptions here. Visit APPA’s website for more information about the conference.
 
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, www.psapretrial.org, 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.