PAPPC: Promoting Treatment and Prevention of Crime. (Chapter/Affiliate Spotlight)
Harry, Jennifer L., Corrections Today
The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections (PAPPC) is a volunteer group with support and recognition from many aspects of the criminal justice field. Although primarily concerned with probation, parole and corrections, PAPPC believes if the clients of the systems and citizens of the state are to be served effectively, there must be cooperation between and among other facets of the adult and juvenile and criminal justice systems. PAPPC is the only professional association in Pennsylvania whose membership is open to all juvenile and adult criminal justice practitioners.
PAPPC combines expertise from all areas of the justice system. Through an elected executive committee responsible for the conduct of the association's daily business and through the establishment of eight area councils, PAPPC seeks to accomplish its objectives by providing a forum for open and honest communication and activity. The executive committee is committed to drawing the interest and involvement of criminal justice professionals and has been aggressively pursuing the goal of increasing membership. It has attempted to promote that interest by increasing the yearly training allotment budget given to each area council and by, whenever possible, conducting committee meetings across the state to coincide with scheduled local area council training.
PAPPC conducts an annual three-day training institute and regional workshops to maintain the professionalism of its members and other interested parties. The most valuable asset of PAPPC is the ability to bring together, in one location, the statewide membership of individuals from county and state agencies as well as students and other interested parties. The annual conference provides members in the criminal justice field with an opportunity to share and exchange ideas, advance methods and establish standards in the fields of juvenile and adult probation, parole and institutional care. PAPPC aims to support appropriate legislation and to cooperate, whenever possible, with the movements promoting the prevention of crime, as well as advocating progressive treatment of those involved in the justice system.
PAPPC awards those recognized by their peers as the most dedicated, competent and involved professionals in their respective areas. …