A Message from the President
As we enter our ninety-ninth year, it is a distinct honor and humbling opportunity to serve as the 2018-2019 President of the Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections (PAPPC). I am excited and committed to leading our association in "Achieving a New High: Drug Trends and Concealment Methods within our Institutions and Communities". Our 2019 annual conference theme is a reminder that we are in the midst of drug epidemic where no one is excluded from the disease of addiction. In some manner, we have all been affected, or know someone who has been affected, by issues related to substance abuse.
As we come together as an organization, we must ready ourselves by expanding our knowledge, strengthening our understanding of the challenges, identifying best practices and implementing solutions. As an active member of the PAPPC for over sixteen years, I continue to stand committed and passionate to our mission. It is our goal to promote a vision that is rooted in effectively improving lives and communities. I challenge each of us to seek progressive models, methods and systems that are inclusive, synergistic and effective so that those in need can fully participate and thrive.
My passion to this work and the association continues to deepen and I look forward to working with you towards the actualization of our goals and partnering to create the change we want to achieve.
With the reminder of our mission below, I task each of you to accept and fulfill the commitment and remember that we are one committed team, serving our communities in hopes of building a better tomorrow. I thank you and the members of the board for your commitment to ensuring that our mission is fulfilled.
The mission of Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole, and Corrections (PAPPC) is to support and promote best practice methods and professionalism in the field of juvenile and adult probation, parole, corrections institutional care and community supervision.
Tonuia Smith, PAPPC President