NAPSA Conference a Huge Success
784 Pretrial professionals descended on San Diego, California to participate in the 47th Annual Conference and Training Institute. Not only was this a record attendance for a NAPSA Conference, but it helped to create an electric and passionate atmosphere to learn, share and teach about Pretrial Justice and the reform efforts occurring throughout the United States. The NAPSA Board of Directors thanks attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for a great conference!
Conference Presentations
We are working with the conference faculty to secure their permission to post their presentations on the NAPSA website. We will post the presentations as they become available.
Keynote Speaker: James Cadogan, Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
Read James Cadogan’s full remarks from his very inspiring keynote presentation at the NAPSA Conference: “The Promise of Public Safety: Seizing the Moment in Pretrial Justice.”
Atlanta Here We Come!
Save the date. The 48th Annual Conference and Training Institute will be held September 13-16, 2020 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.
NAPSA 2019 Election: At-Large Director
NAPSA will open its annual election on October 1, 2019 for the position of At-Large Director on the NAPSA Board of Directors. All members in good standing at the time of the election will be permitted to vote for this position. The election will be conducted electronically and will close October 23, 2019.  Learn more about the candidates here.
Former Chief Justice Recognized for Work on Pretrial Justice
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NEW Publication: Using Front End Interventions to Achieve Public Safety and Healthy Communities 
The symposium highlighted promising law enforcement, prosecutorial, and judicial interventions at the pretrial stage and promoted dialogue among justice practitioners on how front-end interventions could fit within an evidence-based, harm reduction-focused criminal justice framework. As illustrated above, participants at the symposium learned about and considered various alternative approaches to increasing public safety and addressing health issues facing their communities. They also shared their experiences with—and perspectives on—implementing front-end interventions in their own jurisdictions. Publication now available 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) 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.