A Message from the President
As we enter our ninety-eighth 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 “Building Bridges with Tools for Change”. Our 2018 annual conference theme is a reminder that we are being charged and expected to discover and implement solutions for addressing the growing challenges we face in our communities. “Building Bridges with Tools for Change” is not an option for our organization but rather an increasing necessity as we continue to manage multiple issues such as the opioid crisis, mental health concerns, veteran’s needs, recidivism and re-entry of offenders into society.
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 fifteen 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 together we are “Building Bridges with Tools for Change”. 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