As the voice of the community corrections industry, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) serves as the field’s leading professional membership association. Our work is supported by thousands of passionate members throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as other countries actively involved in strengthening community corrections work.
APPA has members at all levels of government and the private sector, including:
Community corrections professionals, service providers, libraries and educators, research students, volunteers, concerned citizens, corporations, public policy advocates, and others with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice.
Everything APPA does is aimed at reducing recidivism to keep our communities safe. That means strengthening the role of the community corrections industry.
APPA informs the field
Research reports, guides, and webinars
Web-based products and services
APPA develops professionals
APPA leads best practices
Advocating for EBP and policies in the field
Hosting issue-specific working groups
Leading focus groups
More than 40 years ago, APPA made a commitment: to provide national representation for the community corrections industry. Over the years, we have fine-tuned the specifics of this broad goal.
Instilling confidence in the community corrections industry
Serving and engaging the more than 90,000 community corrections professionals in America
Providing a safe space for dialogue and resolution of the many issues facing the community corrections workforce
Utilizing the latest and best technology to deliver training and disseminate information
Assisting in the growth and professional development of community corrections and supervision professionals
Providing networking opportunities for students and professionals to share ideas and exchange information about what works in the field
Offering support, direction, and resources to jurisdictions that are grooming the best of industry professionals
Working continuously to define our role in public policy and expand our presence, both nationally and inte