What is POPAI?

The Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana, Inc. was established in 1985 by a group of Chief Probation Officers from throughout Indiana who were concerned about soaring caseloads, low pay, and dangerously high probation officer turnover in the State of Indiana.

Our membership is comprised of individuals involved in all areas of probation services: administrators, line probation officers, supervisory staff, community corrections/probation officers, detention/probation personnel, and support staff.  In addition to those active members, our extended memberships include retired probation officers, support staff, and those individuals who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of probation.

Our association also offers corporate memberships to organizations who assist in the delivery of quality probation services.

Association Goals

  • Promote professionalism within the organization by means of legislative lobbying, education, and networking.
  • Promote and advance progressive and effective probation practices.
  • Support and promote standardized probation services throughout the state.
  • Educate the public and enhance community awareness and acceptance of probation as a necessary component of the criminal justice system in Indiana.

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