FPPOA is now over 60 years of age and is the sole representative association dedicated exclusively for staff working in Federal Probation and Pretrial Services.

As part of FPPOA's commitment to the Federal Probation and Pretrial Services, we hope that this site is able to provide you with all the information that fits your professional needs.

Welcome to the official FPPOA website!

Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities (Competitive Grant Announcement)

The Smart Supervision Program provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop and implement more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that effectively address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism.

The goals of the Smart Supervision Program are to develop and test innovative strategies and implement evidence-based probation and parole approaches that improve supervision success rates, thereby increasing community safety and reducing violent and other crime, reducing admissions to prison and returns to prisons and jails, and ultimately saving taxpayer dollars.

Download PDF - https://www.bja.gov/Funding/smartsupervision17.pdf

read more... at - https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=122

The FBI's National Data Exchange (N-DEx)


N-DEx is an unclassified national information sharing system that enables criminal justice agencies to search, link, analyze, and share local, state, tribal, and federal records.

  • No fee
  • Available 24/7
  • Easy web-based access
  • N-DEx contains incident, arrest, and booking reports; pretrial investigations; super-vised released reports; calls for service; photos; and field contact/identification records.

Why N-DEx?

N-DEx complements other well-known FBI systems, such as the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Interstate Identification Index (III), and Next Generation Identification (NGI) that provide critical information to the criminal justice community. The information that would not be contained in those systems, i.e., incident and case reports, full Department of Justice (DOJ) case files, and corrections data, is available in N-DEx. N-DEx fills information gaps and provides situational awareness.

FBI N-Dex Website

Download FBI N-DEx info PDF

Registration is Open for NIC’s 2016 Virtual Conference Leading with Innovation!

Registration for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) 2016 Virtual Conference: Leading with Innovation is free and now open https://www.nicvirtualconference.com/LoginUser.aspx

We at NIC are invested in breaking down traditional barriers to conference attendance, while offering workshops on current and emergent correctional topics.

There are many benefits to online learning -- saving costs and time, networking, convenience, and real-time and ongoing access 24/7!

Attending the virtual conference can satisfy both your personal and professional goals for learning more about the innovative practices occurring in the corrections field.

By joining us on November 9, you will:

  • experience multiple workshops sessions;
  • have the ability to interact with your peers and presenters via LiveChat, discussion forums and virtual information booths;
  • and attend an interactive plenary session;
  • all from the comfort of your desktop computer / laptop or smart device!

REGISTER NOW and receive weekly updates on speakers, topics and how to make the most of the virtual conference portal!

From all of us at NIC, we look forward to your participation on November 9, 2016!

Join the CCCN for a live webinar highlighting: Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Program

Date:   September 23, 2016

Time:   Please note webinar start time/your time zone
9:00-10:30am HST / 12-1:30pm PST / 1:00-2:30pm MST/ 2:00-3:30pm CST / 3:00-4:30pm EST

Target Audience:  Criminal justice professionals and organizations, community-based providers, and those interested in learning more about and / or replicating the HOPE model.

Register Here: https://nic.webex.com/nic/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee08a536b5f6d0bbcb4cd435089d5c38a


The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) will be hosting a live webinar event with our federal partners and national and local experts to highlight Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), a collaborative strategy among the court, probation, prosecutors, defense, law enforcement and community treatment providers to effect positive behavioral changes in probationers. HOPE was first conceived of by Judge Steven S. Alm of the O’ahu First Circuit and began as a pilot program in 2004. The HOPE strategy targets higher risk/higher needs offenders, utilizing swift, certain, consistent, and proportionate consequences for non-compliance with probation conditions while maintaining a working alliance with the offender by both the probation officer and the judge.

Within the framework of the National Institute of Corrections’ eight evidence-based principles for recidivism reduction, HOPE assists offenders in the change process in a caring and supportive environment to help probationers succeed on probation and in life. While seemingly a simple theoretical model, HOPE is hard to do, and requires shared leadership within the criminal justice system. Research has shown that the HOPE strategy, when done with fidelity, can be highly successful and is inspiring like efforts in thirty-one states across the country. The CCCN believes that individual jurisdictions can adopt the swift and certain philosophy while modifying it to fit the needs and resources available in local communities. Our network is committed to identifying promising and innovative practices and promoting the use of evidence-based practices.


An Opinion Survey of the Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Where the Community Corrections Field Is Going and What It Needs to Get There

In 2014, a network of membership associations that represent community corrections practitioners—the Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN)—surveyed their memberships to gauge opinions about the state of the field. The survey sought to identify what community corrections practitioners believe are the significant issues and opportunities facing the field. CCCN’s goal with the survey is to bring a fresh perspective about where the field needs to go and what community corrections will need to get there, and allow those engaged in the national criminal justice reform debate to hear directly from those working with most people under correctional control. This survey is the first to ask those employed in community corrections their opinions about the field’s priorities. As such, the survey focuses on issues that relate to the direction community corrections is taking, the influence policymakers and the public have in determining that direction, and the resources needed to address new and anticipated priorities. The survey also provided CCCN an opportunity to determine if it is working on policy and issue areas that association memberships consider priorities Results show that the field embraces key elements of the new approach CCCN says the field needs to take: Key benchmarks include increasing reliance on evidence-based practices, research and data driven approaches. The survey results show strong support for a field that prioritizes innovation, systems change, collaboration and training.

Download the survey findings here (PDF)

FPPOA: The Connection July 2016 Newsletter

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week is celebrated July 17–23, 2016. One way to recognize the difficult job that our officers do is to nominate them as a Regional Line Officer of the Year. Please take a look at the July Edition of the The Connection for information on nominating a deserving officer. Feel free to share this newsletter with your co-workers and encourage them to join. PLEASE join or renew your membership today! www.fppoa.org. Membership is only $40 yearly, $100 for 3 years, and FREE to new officers within one year of your appointment date. If you have put this off in the past, please join our efforts today. If you know someone who is not a member, encourage them to consider becoming a member. Because TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Barbara Oswald
FPPOA President

New Public Forum: Community Corrections Collaborative Network

Take advantage of NIC’s new public forum focused on community corrections! The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is comprised of the leading associations for pretrial, probation, parole and drug courts. Each association has two representatives that attend two in person meetings per fiscal year.  They also collaborate on projects and present workshops at national conferences in between meetings, and try to stay connected to the field. 

This public forum is an opportunity for the field and the CCCN.  We want to hear from you, start conversations about emerging issues for community corrections, provide feedback on any issues or questions you might have, and to share information with each other.

To that end, the CCCN welcomes any questions, comments or anything related to community corrections that you might want to post!

Access the forum here


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