News Release

President Clinton Salutes APPA's Community Corrections Officers’ Week
For Immediate Release: 07/21/2000

The White House has issued a Presidential Message to the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) for setting aside July 23-29, 2000, as Probation, Parole and Community Corrections Officers’ Week. The President’s message lauds APPA for raising public awareness about these officers who protect public safety across America, "striving to put criminal offenders on a productive path in society."

While APPA is celebrating 25 years of excellence July 23-26, 2000, in Phoenix, the United States will be recognizing the dedication and invaluable public service these probation, parole and community corrections officers provide for our communities. These dedicated professionals supervise more than 4.1 million adult men and women in our communities (this number does not reflect the growing number of juveniles under community supervision).

Each year APPA holds two training institutes in which practitioners from the field are able to learn innovative ideas from well-known national experts. These institutes are designed to stimulate the discussion of new ideas, reveal recent research discoveries and offer opportunities for communication between participants from diverse jurisdictions and backgrounds. APPA will hold its 25th Annual Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, July 23-26, 2000. We invite you come visit us at the Phoenix Civic Plaza in the heart of downtown Phoenix to see our vision and values working together.