The Arkansas Adult Probation and Parole Association is dedicated to providing leadership, information, and training to members while promoting a more efficient Criminal Justice System.
The Arkansas Adult Probation and Parole Association is a nonprofit professional organization which serves as a forum for Probation/Parole Officers, and other members of the Criminal Justice System. The Association developed its first Constitution in 1979. The four founding members saw a need to unite probation and parole officers towards a common goal. For the first few years, AAPPA conferences were held annually. The AAPPA now holds conferences twice a year, (Fall/Spring) bringing the membership together for quality training and exchange of ideas. The AAPPA has grown from just a handful of members in 1979, to over 350 members today. The Association continues to grow and exert influence at the State level.
To accomplish the exchange of ideas, information, and perspectives between and among the supportive friends of the association.
To adopt professional standards for those engaged in supervision of offenders and to aid and encourage the achievement of those standards.
To seek and promote legislation for the improvement of community supervision for adults.
To cooperate with all agencies which are interested in the advancement of probation and parole objectives.
To increase public awareness and acceptance for community supervision as an effective means of prevention, and reduction of criminal behaviors.
To provide a voice for the probation and parole profession in effective policy toward community-based sanctions to provide for offender accountability and victim restoration. We are committed to improving probation and parole practices for the most efficient and effective methods in community supervision.
Leigh Ann Baker
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President