News Release

Over 700 Probation and Parole Professionals to Attend Conference in Anaheim
For Immediate Release: 08/19/2009

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is pleased to hold its 34th Annual Training Institute at the Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way—August 23-26, 2009. Attendees will convene from across the U.S. for over 60 Workshops and half-day Intensive Sessions, an Exhibit Hall with the most up-to-date technologies used to supervise offenders in the community on topics such as offender workforce development and alternatives to juvenile detention.

With over FIVE MILLION ADULTS under probation or parole supervision in the U.S. at the end of 2007, the work of probation and parole officers, supervisors and administrators is vitally important to the safety of our communities. This Training Institute is an opportunity for attendees to learn about new ways to approach issues such as supervising diverse populations, using cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques to help offenders help themselves to better behaviors and lifestyles and maintaining safety in the field. Budget cuts are putting a severe strain on community corrections’ funding, particularly in California, and attendees will be able to network with and exchange ideas on how to weather these deficits from other professionals in the country.

Attendees will also have several opportunities to see and learn about supervision technologies such as Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking, non-invasive alcohol monitoring and treatment services for offenders. Members of the media are invited to visit the Expo during the following hours: Sunday, August 23 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Monday, August 24 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am, 12:30 pm to 1:45pm and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

In addition to these activities, APPA will also present several prestigious awards to deserving individuals and programs during General Sessions on Sunday evening and Monday morning. During this conference, APPA will also sponsor a fund-raising campaign for the Home Boy Industries-a job training and assistance program for former gang members and at-risk youth.

Please notify Diane Kincaid at (859) 244-8196 if you would like to attend a workshop or gain access to our exhibit hall prior to your arrival.