The APPA Leadership
Drew Molloy, VA Dept. of Criminal
Justice Services
Dee Bell, GA Dept. of Juvenile
Daisy Diallo, Advocate Program,
Sarah Douthit, Coconino County
Adult Probation
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How Did We Get Here?
• APPA recognizes the need for
succession planning as the baby
boomers retire
• The need for new leadership is
shared by the community
corrections profession as well as
allied organizations such as APPA
A six way partnership developed.
The partners are:
The Williams
Leadership Institute
was Designed to:
The course is designed to provide participants with a
fundamental understanding of leadership and
management within the community corrections arena.
It is designed for people from various backgrounds and
cultures; those who have had experience exercising
leadership as well as those who have not.
It aims to increase one’s critical thinking skills and
analytical abilities to sustain the demands of leadership
and management and to further develop one’s capacity to
exercise leadership and authority.
• This course explores leadership and management issues
from a practical point of view, in which theory becomes
the basis for critical thinking. Students will interact
directly with the instructors, facilitators, sponsors and
with each other.
The Goals of the Leadership
Provide participants with a fundamental
understanding of leadership and management within
the community corrections arena.
Increase participants’ critical thinking skills and
analytical abilities to sustain the increasing demands
of leadership and management and to further develop
the leadership capacity for organizational change.
Develop participants’ skills for navigating through
various levels of the political system in organizations,
including organizational units, and sub-service
delivery systems to advance the objectives of
community corrections.
Enhance participant’s professional growth through
sustained interaction with a national network of
community corrections leaders, managers, and
The Leadership Institute
• Three 20 hour sessions at three
successive APPA Institutes.
• Two six month intersessions with
multiple assignments between the
• A large individual project to develop
and implement change in home
• Matched with a sponsor from APPA
leadership to work with and learn
from during the Leadership Institute.
Participants were recruited
for past 3 classes
• Up to 25 participants
• Agencies from across the
• Supervisors, middle
management to chief officers
• Widely diverse in all aspects
Sponsors were recruited from the
partnership agencies and agreed to:
• Commit their time and passion to being an
effective sponsor.
• Be involved with the assigned participant
by email, phone, web, or person-to-person
as needed.
• Meet face-to-face with the participant
during three APPA training institutes.
• Assist the participant in the development
of their assigned projects.
• Recruited from all six partner
• Taught at the three Institutes
• Assisted in curriculum
• Many have also been sponsors
for participants
Some of the past
projects have included:
• A plan for geographically distributed caseloads in a
large county in Texas.
• A number of projects involved in implementation of
evidenced based practice in probation departments
from the county level through the state level.
• A number of large re-entry projects for both adult
and juvenile offenders returning to the community
to include vocational/job training initiatives,
assistance in gaining necessary identification and
records, housing assistance and life skills training.
• Training and implementation of Motivational
Interviewing for large probation departments.
• Development of a domestic violence program.
Projects- continued
• Development, policy and practice for model drug courts.
• Juvenile Diversion Courts from planning through
• Development of Ethics Policy/Code of Conduct, for the
New York State Probation Officers Association to include
training plan.
• Development of a clinical intern training program for a
large Iowa Probation Department.
• Development of a delinquency pre-screening tool,
piloting of the tool, and training of the probation staff as
well as community partners in effectively using the tool
to identify early risk factors to delinquency.
• Development of a state probation agency's vision,
mission and goal statements.
• Three successful classes have been
conducted. 67 new leaders in the field of
community corrections- many new
promotions… and job assignments
• Graduates are now APPA Executive
Committee Members, Board of Directors
Members, Committee Chairs and APPA
Institute Program Chairs.
• Outstanding projects that benefited the
home agencies of the participants.
• New leaders for APPA, NAPE and other
organizations that are well networked with
current community corrections leaders.
What’s the word on LI?
• “The dividends we gain from his will serve our
organizations and profession for the years to
• “The leadership institute has facilitated a
process where I am exposed to a number of
leadership models and meet successful
corrections administrators that effectively
embody these models.”
• “Professionally, the leadership institute has
increased my awareness of management and
leadership skills…it enabled me to reflect on
my behaviors, and hone my skills as the leader
of my team and within my department.”
LI Materials and
• Recruitment is underway for the
Fourth Class of the APPA
Leadership Institute.
• Applications are available now!
• Recruitment of new Sponsors
for the next class.
• Questions?????