News Release

APPA Congratulates New York State in its' Centennial Celebration of Probation Services
For Immediate Release: 04/30/2001

John Augustus, the "Father of Probation", had a plan. New York also had a plan. Since the hiring of New York's first probation officer in 1901, probation has been the cornerstone of community corrections in New York. New York's plan was and is to provide services that are victim focused and enhance the State's commitment to public safety and offender accountability.

The New York State probation officers serve as role models and send a positive message to others by making a difference in the lives of those in the community. It is through your dedication and involvement that APPA's vision of a fair, just and safe society where community partnerships are restoring hope by embracing a balance of prevention, intervention and advocacy comes closer to being realized.

Over the years New York State probation has made significant strides towards promoting community safety and increasing offender accountability through its' involvement in justice-related issues. APPA salutes the New York Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives and each and every officer for the tireless work that you do each and every day. You do make a difference. Here's to your visionary future and the next 100 years!