We are so thrilled to announce the POPAI Fall Conference will be returning to the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana in 2022. The fantastic hotel and conference facility provides the perfect setting for probation and community corrections professionals to connect with each other, learn from experts in several areas, and meet Corporate Sponsors providing valuable services and equipment.
Karen is standing by to create your custom invoice. Please allow one full working day (the plan is to do them at 1pm Monday through Friday) from your registration to receive your invoice.
Individuals, apply the code invoice in the discount box on the first page.
Departments, please have everyone register on as close to the same day as possible so she can batch them together for you. Remember, you can also pay for 2022 Membership now, or even pay 2023 ahead with your conference registration.
POPAI Membership is open to individuals involved in Community Corrections in Indiana. Often, people think the Associate Level is exclusively for Probation Department administrative staff or students – but there’s more.
Probation Officer Membership – ($25 for 2022 and $30 for 2023) Probation Officer membership is for Certified persons currently employed as Probation Officers in the State of Indiana. These members vote in our elections and can be Board Members.
Associate Membership – ($10 for 2022 and $15 for 2023) Associate membership shall be awarded to individuals who are former Probation Officers in Indiana who do not qualify for a Life Membership; interns or support staff currently involved in the delivery of probation services in Indiana; Community Corrections Officers who are not Certified Probation Officers, and students currently enrolled in a college or university in Indiana with an interest in criminal justice or a related field.
This year, we’ve added the Associate Membership into our Fall Conference Registration to welcome Community Corrections Officers who can benefit from the interesting educational opportunities presented in beautiful French Lick Indiana.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced he has selected Court of Appeals Judge Derek Molter as the next member of the Indiana Supreme Court. Molter will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Steven David.
“Derek Molter is devoted to the cause of justice and maintaining the integrity of our justice system,” Gov. Holcomb said. “He’s proven during his lengthy legal career and his tenure on the Indiana Court of Appeals his dedication to the critical role the judiciary plays in our system of government and the future of our state.”
Judge Molter was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Holcomb and began his service on Oct. 1, 2021.
“Derek Molter is a thoughtful and even-tempered judge,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush said. “From Newton County farming roots to pro bono work to Washington D.C. law firm experience, Derek brings a unique skill set that will be a lasting credit to the Indiana Supreme Court. It is a pleasure to welcome soon-to-be Justice Derek Molter.”
During his time on the Court of Appeals, Judge Molter has remained active as an officer in the Appellate Section of the Indiana State Bar, including recently leading an effort to organize an all-day continuing legal education seminar regarding state constitutional law.
Before joining the Court of Appeals, Molter was a partner at Ice Miller in Indianapolis and prior to that he was an attorney in Washington D.C. at Arnold & Porter LLP. Judge Molter became one of the most distinguished appellate lawyers in Indiana. He has appeared before the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, and numerous federal trial and appellate courts. He has played a key role in appellate preservation in many trials that reached jury verdicts and appeals.
“While I will miss working each day alongside my extraordinary colleagues on the Court of Appeals, I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve on the Supreme Court and honored to have been considered alongside two of Indiana’s finest public servants, Judge Dana Kenworthy and Justin Forkner,” Judge Derek Molter said.
Judge Molter was born and raised in Newton County. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law where he earned a place in the Order of the Coif Honor Society and graduated in the top three percent of his class.
Following graduation, Molter served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Theresa L. Springmann, a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. He then practiced at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington D.C.
Judge Molter continues to give back to his community. He recently partnered with Appellate Judge Leanna Weissmann and the State Bar to organize a collection effort to provide necessary supplies to Afghan evacuees at Camp Atterbury. Since 2011, he has helped administer a leadership fund that provides scholarships to students at his alma mater, South Newton High School. Judge Molter lives in Indianapolis with his wife Katie, an attorney, and his three children.
A date for Judge Molter’s robing ceremony will be determined by the Indiana Supreme Court. Grant County Superior Court Judge Dana Kenworthy and Justin Forkner, chief administrative officer of the Indiana Supreme Court, were the other two finalists nominated by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission.
National Institute of Justice on 5/26/2021 by David L. DuBois
Mentoring programs are a prominent strategy in the United States for preventing negative outcomes and promoting resilience among at-risk youth. Although diverse in their design and implementation, mentoring programs share a common aim of providing young people with structured support from older or more experienced people, such as adult volunteers or students at higher grade levels.
These programs date back to initiatives in the early 20th century that sought to engage men from local communities to be positive role models for boys from disadvantaged life circumstances and, in doing so, stem the tide of young males becoming involved in the justice system. Today’s mentoring programs serve a wide range of age groups — from young children to older adolescents — and populations with diverse needs and risk factors — from poverty and neighborhood disadvantage to specific vulnerabilities such as disability, mental health challenges, or experiences of commercial sexual exploitation. Current program models and approaches differ according to the age of the mentor (e.g., older peers vs. adults), whether mentors are volunteers or paid staff, format (e.g., one-to-one vs. group), and location (e.g., school vs. community). Some programs focus on delinquency prevention while others promote mental health and academic achievement.
The Sentencing Project on 2/9/2022 by Richard Mendel
Thanks to a $122 billion infusion of federal funds for public education included in the March 2021 American Rescue Plan, schools and communities have the opportunity to invest vast resources in effective new approaches to close the school-to-prison pipeline. The Sentencing Project has examined the plans submitted by every state for use of these federal funds.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention supported Second Chance Month to help individuals, communities, and agencies across the country recognize the importance of reentry and their role in supporting safe and successful reentry—building second chances!
The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) hosted Second Chance Month. Together with the American Institutes for Research, Vera Institute of Justice, CSG Justice Center, RTI International, and more, the NRRC hosted resources, videos, podcasts, live learning events and webinars during the month of April to support the justice field and Second Chance Act grantees with their reentry programs.
In addition to opening and closing remarks, events and their related resources cover a range of topics essential to successful reentry, including:
Education, Employment, and Housing
Behavioral Health, Family Supports, and Youth and Young Adults
Evaluation and Sustainability
Recordings of all public live events are available. Visit the page to access the archives.