BJA Announces Solicitation for New Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced they are seeking applications for the Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative (SPDI) grant as part of their “smart suite.” The SPDI grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based pretrial justice by encouraging local and tribal jurisdictions to effectively implement risk assessment and appropriate supervision and/or diversion strategies targeting […]

NAPSA Announcement for Diversion Practitioners

ANNOUNCEMENT 2014 NAPSA Diversion Certification Test NAPSA is now offering a Level One diversion certification test on Tuesday, May 6; Thursday, May 8 and Saturday, May 10, 2014.    If you are planning to take the test, you must complete the online application by April 11, 2014.   Go to for all requirements.   […]

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to the new members of the Association of Pretrial Professionals of Florida Board of Directors.   The Board is excited about 2014 and what it holds for the growth of our organization and the furthering of the education of pretrial professionals in the State of Florida.

Annual Evaluation of Florida’s Pretrial Release Programs

Chapter 2008-224, Laws of Florida (Citizens’ Right to Know Act), requires the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to annually evaluate Florida’s pretrial release programs and their compliance with the law. Please note the link to view this publication:

Board nominations for APPF are now open

Board nominations for APPF are now open.   Please send all nominations to   All nominations must be received by October 31, 2013 to be considered for placement on the ballot. Open positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Director, North, Central Southeast, and Southwest Regional Directors. If you have any questions please […]