A Message from the President
2017 - 2018
Welcome to the website of the Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections (PAPPC). It is with great pleasure that I assume the 2017-2018 presidency of our association, now in its 97th year.
The mission of PAPPC is to support and promote best practice methods and professionalism in the field of juvenile and adult probation, parole, and corrections. Our membership includes persons who are employed by county, state and federal agencies as well as private companies that provide services to the criminal justice community. We also strive to connect with other professionals throughout the state, which is not only good for our association, but also for our individual growth and helping us to become empowered through the contacts we make when networking. Our desire is to provide an opportunity for practitioners in our field to interact with one another and grow professionally while taking part in our various training events, meetings and our annual conference.
PAPPC has been active since 1921 when twenty-seven people from twelve counties felt the need for a state conference on behalf of probation and parole officers to share and exchange ideas and to advance methods and to establish standards in the fields of juvenile and adult probation, parole and institutional care. We remain the only professional association in PA whose membership is open to all juvenile and adult criminal justice practitioners.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to browse our website to see all that PAPPC has to offer and to become involved, whether it’s by becoming a member or joining in on the action by getting involved. Our Executive Board and committee members work very hard to ensure our continued success. We are constantly trying to improve our association by growing membership, utilizing new ideas and improving opportunities to strengthen our association. If you are interested in joining, please click the Membership button above. Membership includes a subscription to our Journal, free regional training opportunities, scholarship and award opportunities, executive council participation and a chance to win a gift card at our monthly giveaway.
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