The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) has introduced a new Student Membership category, expanding our offerings to welcome future community corrections professionals. The association has been exploring this membership level for some time now, and ultimately decided to proceed with this category to give future professionals an opportunity to learn about the field of community corrections before starting their careers.
The goal of this new membership category is to provide tools and resources to students so they can expand their network and reinforce their expertise before they enter the workforce. Student members will have access to resources and trainings where they can learn about the latest trends impacting community corrections. Student members will be offered membership at a reduced rate of $25/year and will enjoy nearly the same benefits as a traditional individual member whose fee is $50/year. To qualify for student membership, students must submit a copy of their current or last semester’s course schedule.
Here are your APPA student membership advantages:
1. The Latest Community Corrections News and Research
Perspectives: A quarterly periodical distributed electronically to members. It is the leading publication that keeps members apprised of the latest research, policy, training, and practice advancement in community supervision.
Publications and Reports: APPA publishes various books and manuscripts focusing on the latest topics in community corrections.
CC Headlines and more: APPA’s semi-monthly, members-only e-newsletter brings you the latest pretrial, probation, parole, and community corrections news headlines.
2. Trainings and Professional Development
Bi-Annual Training Institutes: The premier community corrections conferences (winter and summer), draw hundreds of attendees and a variety of exhibitors. *Many heads of community corrections departments in attendance – meet your first “real-world” manager!
Online Training: APPA continually strives to meet the professional development needs of community corrections professionals with quality and affordable training.
Vote in APPA Elections: Make your voice count by voting in elections and help shape the direction of the association.
Discounts and Savings: APPA has coordinated special discounts and savings – Geico Insurance, Office Depot, AT&T, Hotel Engine, rental cars, and entertainment.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to kickstart your professional career. Join today!