National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA)
2017 Annual Conference and Training Institute
Call for Workshop Proposals
The National Association of Pretrial Services (NAPSA) is pleased to issue a call for proposals of workshops for the 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 10-13, 2017. Workshop proposals are due May 31, 2017.
The NAPSA Conference and Training Institute provides participants with the opportunity to review the foundations of pretrial, learn the latest research findings, hear about the implementation of evidence-based practices, and understand current opportunities available to those working in the field. The goal of each workshop should be to provide attendees with information, tools, or action items that they can take home and use in their own jurisdiction. Conference attendees include pretrial services and front-end intervention program staff, judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, law enforcement, advocacy organizations and policy makers.
NAPSA will be hosting over sixty, 50-minute workshops during the conference. NAPSA recognizes that some topics require more than 50 minutes; therefore, the conference will feature two types of workshops: Regular, which will run for 50 minutes, and Extended, which will run for two 50-minute sessions. We will also repeat some workshops on multiple days.
Proposals should be submitted using NAPSA's online workshop proposal submission site (click on login to create a username and password). Information required to complete the online form includes:
Name, email, telephone number and organization name of contact person
Workshop title (no more than 10 words)
- Workshop description (no more than 150 words)
- Workshop length: (Regular – 50 minutes; Extended – 100 minutes)
- Learning objectives
- Methodology (i.e. exercises, audience participation, role play, action planning, etc.)
- Willingness to repeat the workshop a second time during the conference
All proposals will be reviewed by the NAPSA Education Committee, which will select those that best meet attendee needs to provide information that is relevant and practical and enables attendees to build skills, increase competencies, and enhance pretrial justice in their home communities.
Preferences will be given to proposals that incorporate adult learning principles in their methodology (i.e., exercises, audience participation, action planning) or that present new research findings. Workshops that highlight the successful implementation of evidence-based pretrial practices in a particular jurisdiction or series of jurisdictions should also address how those practices can be implemented in other jurisdictions. Each workshop should allow time for questions and answers.
Please note that NAPSA does not pay fees, travel or hotel costs, or waive conference registration fees for workshop presenters. Conference registration fees are not required for presenters who are present only for their own workshop. Reduced conference registration fees are applied to presenters attending workshops or other events beyond their workshop as described above.
Workshop proposals are due by May 31, 2017