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APPA in the Big Apple: Community Justice & Safety For All at the 42nd Annual Training Institute

Published on: August 22, 2017

Written by: Reem Yousif.

Hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the 42nd Annual Training Institute takes place in New York City, August 27 to August 30. This year’s theme is “Clients, Communities, Employees: Empowerment through Partnerships”.

Founded in Kentucky, the American Probation and Parole Association is the official hub spot for council deliberation regarding federal correction and community-based policies.

As the leading North American corrections organization for adults and young offenders, APPA delves into all facets of the industry, including judicial, enforcement and legislative segments.

Hundreds of experts will fortify the conference, as the 42nd Annual Training Institute is expected to offer the latest news, trends and forecasts in reentry operations.

Collaborate with other professionals on ways to serve effective law enforcement. APPA’s 42nd Annual Training Institute caters to professionals in many roles.

Who Should Attend APPA?

APPA’s 42nd Annual Training Institute features Intensive Speaker Sessions, Live Committee Meetings and a daily Exhibitor Showcase. Professionals from all areas of probation will benefit tremendously from the resources offered.

Although a handful of sessions will be closed off for exclusive committee chair hearings, members and attendees will hear priceless stories delivered through dozens of open APPA lectures.

Topics for Discussion at APPA

  • Navigating regulations and policy updates
  • How to properly handle critical incidents
  • Emerging parole and probation strategies
  • Budgeting guidance and tools

APPA’s impressive speaker list includes Piper Kerman, writer of Netflix’s ORANGE is the new BLACK, John (Jack) Calhoun of the Justice Resource Institute, Judge Jonathan Lippman of Latham & Watkins New York, Glenn E. Martin of JustLeadershipUSA, and countless others.

Insight sessions will examine justice system goals, with emphasis on how to reduce recidivism rates. The number of United States offenders enrolled in parole and reentry programs has nearly tripled in the past two decades, with hope for more on the horizon.

If a wealth of knowledge isn’t motive enough to attend, APPA’s exhibition promises to offer a diverse agenda of performances that combine NYC justice with NYC culture.

Worthy Events to Highlight at APPA

Meeting influencers, obtaining samples of new products and collaborating with other professionals are only a few benefits of attending APPA in New York City.

This year, APPA will be organizing a Community Corrections Chase, styled after The Amazing Race. Although the light-hearted event is now closed for registration, spectators can bank on a hearty source of entertainment and see which corrections team will reign supreme.

NeON Arts’ “Going Public” is another one of APPA’s most anticipated exhibits. In partnership with the NYC Department of Probation, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presents NeOn Arts, a group of talented artists in music, filmmaking, poetry and visual arts. The troupe will be “Going Public” with issues plaguing the community and affecting incarceration.

To round off the breadth of sessions offered through APPA, Theatre of War Productions will present Theatre of War, a play with Sophocles references aimed to inspire conversations around reentry. Best of all, audience admission is free of charge; however, seating is limited.

Special Tools and Info Offered Through APPA

APPA’s website features platforms to help attendees and exhibitors organize their schedules ahead of the 42nd Annual Training Institute.

  • My Schedule allows attendees to log in to a private Guidebook account to view and organize their schedule/itinerary
  • Look Who’s Registered for a full list of members, executives, and managers who will be in attendance at this year’s event
  • APPA Membership Overview provides different membership types for professionals in all stages of community corrections to become eligible for discounts, committee votes, and a subscription service

The American Probation and Parole Association also offers an e-commerce shop for branded APPA merchandise and membership enrollment, accessible to all citizens of the public.

APPA’s one-of-a-kind agency provides Online Certification Courses and training for individuals and agencies who wish to build upon their experience, or begin from scratch. Through APPA, it’s possible to make an impact within smaller communities.

With only a few days leading up until the 42nd Annual Training Institute, there’s still time for last-minute preparation using Confirm BioSciences’ comprehensive schedule.

APPA Last-Minute Preparation Guide:

Sunday August 27th

  1. Registration opens from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
  2. Committee Meetings held from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  3. Opening Session hosted by Piper Kerman of OITNB from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
  4. APPA’s Expo Reception at the Marriott Marquis from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Monday August 28th

  1. Registration continues from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
  2. APPA’s Continental Breakfast served to attendees from 7:00am to 8:30am.
  3. Plenary Session hosted by panel experts from 8:45am to 10:00am.
  4. NeON Arts at Carnegie Hall from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Tuesday August 29th

  1. Registration continues from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
  2. APPA’s Continental Breakfast served to attendees from 7:00am to 8:30am.
  3. Community Corrections Chase from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
  4. Theatre of War Production from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Wednesday August 30th

  1. Presentation of Beyond the Wall, a film by Jenny Phillips from 8:30am to 9:30am.
  2. Closing Session hosted by John Calhoun from 10:45am to 12:00pm.
  3. For Exhibitors: Disassembly will take place until 12:00pm.

Probation and parole officers play a fundamental role in every community. Their services are rehabilitative and preventative in unison. Offenders young and old are empowered to reintegrate themselves into society with less resistance, thanks to the combined efforts of reentry workers.

Correction officials regularly cope with difficult situations, but APPA’s 42nd Annual Training Institute offers the chance for professionals to unwind (and uncuff).

Plan ahead and stay on schedule with APPA’s 42nd Annual Training Institute Program. Be sure to visit Confirm BioSciences at Booth #318 in the Marriott Marquis. We can’t wait to meet you!