Request for Workshop Proposals -- Deadline Extended to March 23rd!
NAPSA is pleased to issue a request for workshop proposals for the 46th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on August 19-22, 2018.  The NAPSA Conference and Training Institute provides participants with 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.  Conference attendees include pretrial services and diversion program staff, judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, law enforcement, advocacy organizations and policy makers.  For more information click here.  Proposals should be submitted by March 23rd using our online workshop proposal submission site.
Conference Registration to Open in Mid-March
Registration and hotel reservations for NAPSA’s 46th Annual Conference, to be held August 19-22 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, will open in mid-March.  Check our website for more information about the conference along with registration materials.
New Fee Structure
Effective March 1, 2018, the NAPSA Board of Directors approved a slight fee increase in membership dues and the recertification fees of pretrial practitioners.  The fees derived from these programs support NAPSA’s continuing effort to provide education and training to the pretrial justice field.  Individual membership dues will be $75 annually, a $10 increase over current dues.  Membership fees have not been increased in three years.  The new pricing for recertification of certified pretrial officers will be $75 for members and $175 for non-members, making the cost the same as the fees associated with initial certification.  Please direct any questions to Executive Director Jim Sawyer at
New NAPSA Officers for 2018
Just as the calendar has changed to 2018, so has the governance of NAPSA.  Effective January 1, 2018 the following leaders comprise the Executive Committee:  Jeff Kilpatrick, President; Nick Sayner, President-Elect; Spurgeon Kennedy, Vice President; Elizabeth Simoni, Secretary; Brian Brittain, Treasurer (appointed by President to fill a vacancy); and, Penny Stinson, Past President. Please reach out to any of the Executive Team with questions you have or for assistance. You can see a complete roster of the NAPSA Board of Directors here.
NAPSA YouTube Channel
Visit the NAPSA YouTube Channel to watch the recorded Keynote and Plenary sessions from the conference.
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.