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Words from the President

CPPCA 2018 President
Jeff Goldman, Nevada County Probation Department

As CPPCA embarks on our 101st year it is a time to reflect and honor the past, while at the same time looking towards the future.  CPPCA was founded with a vision of advancing correctional practices and for the purpose of promoting the profession.  Corrections has transformed tremendously over the past 100 years and continues to evolve.  I feel that it is CPPCA’s duty to continue to push and define that evolution.  I envision an organization that not only continues to grow, but also thrives by encouraging and supporting intellectual curiosity by members. 

To ignite members’ desire for learning, this year’s training conference in San Diego focuses more on the big picture of corrections.  The conference will blend the academics of correctional theory with real world solutions of how you can move towards implementation at the local level.  This is the sort of knowledge and experience needed by future leaders in the correction’s field.  You won’t want to miss it.

Lastly, to keep CPPCA at the forefront of the field of corrections, to continue to provide new and innovative training opportunities, and to evolve as an organization member participation is vital.  This year I challenge you to take ownership of CPPCA and get more involved.  There are several opportunities available for participation from which I think you will find are extremely beneficial to your professional growth.  One of the most important ways you can participate is by bringing in new members and spreading the word of the benefits of CPPCA.

I’m humbled to serve as the 2018 CPPCA president and want to let you know that I’m always available for questions, comments, feedback, or whatever you may need.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to seeing you at the 87thAnnual Training Conference & Vendor Show this September 4 - 7, 2018, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ― Socrates


Jeff Goldman


CPPCA President 2017
Michele Kennedy, Los Angeles County Probation

It has been an honor to serve as the 2017 CPPCA President during the centennial year of the organizations existence.  The centennial year has ushered in a new era for the 2018 Executive Board.  What a privilege and a joy to have worked alongside such a wonderful group of professionals from all areas of the county from the North, Central and Southern regions.  All Board members were trailblazers!  Together, we worked collectively to enact inclusive and progressive policies to strengthen CPPCA for next 100-years…”


The accomplishments were the following:


·         CPPCA Membership increased over (50) new members since the last (4) Board of Directors meetings, and that some of the growth was attributed to chapter recruitments and the rest was due to the new Omni insurance offerings.


·         Whova.com app was launched for the centennial conference


·         All CPPCA bills were paid in full to all contractors and the CPPCA credit card was paid in full leaving zero balances for 2018


·         A Planning & Development Chair was nominated for all future conferences.  This position had been dormant for awhile


·        CPPCA Delegate body voted for new By-Laws & Constitution updates


·         A new award (Ruth Rushen) for all future CPPCA conferences is being discussed


I am proud to have served CPPCA which is governed by professional values of integrity, inclusivity and diversity while carrying out its mission and vision statement.  As CPPCA moves forward and looks to the future…I remain hopeful for another 100-years…I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!



Michele Kennedy
CPPCA 2017 President
Los Angeles County Probation