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. From the outset, the Association has been a major influence in the growth and direction of the Federal Probation and Pretrial Services System. During its early years, the Association contributed to the establishment of an improved, standardized salary plan, influenced a needed increase in the number of officers and served a major function in assuring qualification of officers for hazardous duty retirement. Read More >
Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week – July 21 to 27, 2019
July 21-27, 2019 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week. This is the annual celebration of our system, with the goal of raising awareness about the work community corrections professionals do every day. As United States Pretrial Services and Probation Officers, we perform at an extremely unique level, one I often describe as the “graduate level” of community corrections. After experiencing nearly twenty-five years in this profession, there have been changes. Arguably however, the core function of supervision and investigations are the same. Community supervision, rehabilitation, deterrence, determination of risk and flight, finding education and employment opportunities for offenders, and finding the right combination of those factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) in imposing a sentence. We do it all, each and every day, with each new case or client.
For me, it has never been dull or boring, each day a new challenge, each day not like the one before. There are so many knowledgeable and talented officers in our system, so many unique individuals who enter our doors, each day is a learning experience. Each day a new situation.
We have one week a year that celebrates our profession. But in the 52 weeks of each year, we choose a career you should celebrate each day. In the arena of Criminal Justice, the talk of reform and change, what remains the constant---the role of the Pretrial, Probation and Parole Officer; the concept has not changed since its inception in the late 1800’s. We are introduced to an offender and figure them out as to risk of flight and danger (pretrial); we examine their needs, history and sentence (presentence investigations); and then, we guide them through change, rehabilitation, and hold them accountable (supervision). Whatever role you perform today, Nice Job!
Share this with your office, your colleagues, with others you know in the state or local level. Thank them for their service, and wish them a Happy Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, 2019.
National Training Institute 2019 - Tucson, Arizona
Please note, as of April 26, 2019, the FPPOA NTI 2019 registration is closed, as we've reached our maximum number of attendees. If a district would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email National President, Craig Penet. We may be opening more spaces for attendees in the next couple of weeks. Thank you all for your support to FPPOA.
The FPPOA (Federal Probation & Pretrial Officers Association) national board has planning underway for the upcoming National Training Institute (NTI) scheduled for Sunday, August 25th through Wednesday, August 28th in Tucson, Arizona. If you have attended one of our conferences in the past, you can recall the large amount of impressive presenters that participate, and whose presentations are directly related to the work of federal probation and pretrial officers. Generally, there are several hundred officers in attendance and the networking that officers from all across the country participate in is invaluable. This year's NTI will be no different. Located at the Marriott Starr Pass resort in Tucson, the southwest scenery, culture, and diverse sessions to chose from will be a conference you will not want to miss. This year, our keynote speaker on Sunday evening is Elizabeth Smart. As many of you may know, she endured a harrowing kidnapping experience in 2002. She will be focusing on the topic of resiliency and we are very excited to hear her message. As additional details are solidified about the NTI, they will be posted on our website (FPPOA.org). Registration will begin in the coming weeks. Additionally, our website provides instruction on how to become an FPPOA member and posts up to date information in our fields.
The Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association is proud to open registration for the 9th National Training Institute being held August 25 to 28, 2019 at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona. This NTI carries the theme, #Educate #Collaborate #Innovate. To register, click on the following link and completely fill in all information. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to the resort in order to book your room. The email will also include a password which will be used for the NTI APP, which will be sent to all registered attendees in the near future. The APP will also be used throughout the conference for information, schedule, presenters, announcements, etc. The registration fee for the conference is $375 per attendee.
The 2019 FPPOA National Training Institute will begin on Sunday, August 25th at 4pm, with Elizabeth Smart as the programs opening speaker with a presentation on resiliency. There will be a host of break out trainings on Monday and Tuesday from 830 to 5, to include tracks for pretrial, presentence and supervision. We will also have two limited attendence off site programs this year, one with Border Patrol and the other with U.S. Pretrial Services and Magistrate Court for the District of Arizona. Wednesday will feature our closing speaker, Michelle Gielan with a program on Creating Success Through Positive Engagement. This will be followed by some wellness activities, with the training ending late morning.
Registration and rooms for FPPOA's National Training Institute are filling up quickly. Please note, the conference begins at 4pm on Sunday, August 25th and will end late morning Wednesday, August 28. If attendees plan to stay additional days after the conference, the hotel now has a limited number of rooms available. The hotel is fully booked on the 22nd for another event, and has limited availablity on the 23rd. FPPOA has a number of rooms blocked for Saturday, August 24. If your attendees are trying to book prior to August 24, they may receive a "hotel has no rooms available" message. They will need to adjust their arrival date in order to complete their hotel booking. Once registered, attendees should book a room immediately. Thank you....
This year’s NTI will be capped at 500. Once we reach that number, the conference will be closed. There is only one hotel room allowed per participant attending. You must register for the conference before booking your hotel room. Hotel bookings made without a completed registration will be cancelled.
After registration is complete, districts will be billed. Payment can be made by JFMIS, credit card, or check, payable to Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association.
Questions can be directed to the FPPOA website https://www.fppoa.org/ or Craig Penet, FPPOA National President firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!