National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies
The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies’ (NAPSA) mission is to promote pretrial justice and public safety through rational pretrial decision making and practices informed by evidence. NAPSA’s core values include learning; transparency and open communications; objective standards; collaboration; dignity; respect; and professional integrity. NAPSA’s core strategic approach is to provide evidence based standards and education to individuals and agencies. NAPSA possesses the following supporting strategies:
- refine and update standards;
- educate diverse practitioners;
- provide individual certification;
- provide agency accreditation;
- provide short-term training and technical assistance to jurisdictions in need; and
- provide identified member services.
Discover Corrections was created as a collaborative effort of American Probation and Parole Association (CSG/APPA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), American Jail Association (AJA) and the Center for Innovative Public Policies (CIPP), with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). On October 1, 2014, federal funding for the website was expended, and the American Probation and Parole Association assumed management of the website without federal funding. Discover Corrections provides in-depth comprehensive information about entry-level and advanced careers in corrections. Employers are able to share relevant job posting information making it possible for job-seekers to locate job opportunities nationwide. Discover Corrections also offers a practical and concise overview of corrections for those who are interested in the field. In addition, Discover Corrections provides strategies to improve the effectiveness and retention of valuable correctional employees.