News Release

Probation, Parole and Community Supervision: A Force for Positive Change
For Immediate Release: 04/01/2009

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) today launches its resource kit for the 2009 Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week celebration during the week of July 19-25, 2009! The kit includes a new poster with this year’s theme as well as numerous ideas on how to commemorate the Week and new web banners for use on agency websites. The kit can be found here:
http://www.appa-net.org/eweb/Resources/PPCSW/index.htm on the APPA website.

This year’s theme, A Force for Positive Change, highlights APPA’s recent branding initiative for the field of community corrections. This initiative is an important tool to help probation, parole and community supervision agencies and professionals align our communications in a way that uniformly helps audiences understand our core mission and work. This is especially important and timely in the context of current crime and sociological trends and unprecedented levels of ex-offenders reentering the community. The poster for this year’s events incorporates the tag line and image from the branding initiative in a bright and exciting fashion.

These professionals are a true Force for Positive Change in their communities and deliver on their promise to enhance public safety and help restore juvenile and adult offenders to lead productive lives with these pillars:

  • Monitoring behavior
  • Fearless pursuit of helping people turn their lives around
  • Results-driven management
  • Specialization
  • Technological innovation
  • Strong cost/value proposition
  • Accountability
  • Peace Officer status

Over 5 million adult men and women on probation and parole live in our communities and are supervised by dedicated professionals who strive to make our neighborhoods safe. July 19-25, 2009 is Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week. We hope that the materials in our resource kit will be utilized to broadcast the strength and dedication probation, parole and community corrections professionals exhibit in their work each day.