Memo from Adam McQueen, President of the Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana,
The widespread disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced Probation Departments across the State of Indiana to make compromises and sacrifices in order to protect the health of their staff members, as well as the general public. While the State has begun to ease its stance on public gatherings and travel, POPAI feels that it would be irresponsible to host any large gathering of people, where the potential for exposure would most certainly be elevated. For this reason, POPAI has regretfully decided to cancel its 2020 Annual Fall Conference, which was slated to be held September 9-11, 2020 in French Lick, Indiana.
At present, POPAI is discussing options it might pursue to provide continuing education hours to its membership, possibly in a virtual format. Additional information will be posted as soon as it is available. In the meantime, we encourage our members to take advantage of free or low cost webinars that are being offered online by a multitude of other agencies, such as NADCP and APPA.
Thank you for your continued support of our professional association. I look forward to the time when we can all join back together.
President, Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana