Texas Probation Training Academy (TPTA)

The Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University has provided training for adult and juvenile probation personnel for over three decades. The concept of a statewide training academy was developed by several progressive Chief Probation Officers from across the state. Their goal was to provide quality training in the most cost-effective and efficient way. They also agreed that a university setting would lend credibility to the training effort and provide standardization of training curricula.

In 1972, the chiefs proposed the concept to Sam Houston State University, and a relationship was created to deliver probation training. Sam Houston State University has established itself as the leading provider of quality training for probation personnel and serves as a catalyst for interactions among probation departments statewide.

The Academy functions with the advice of an appointed Advisory Council, comprised of juvenile and adult probation directors, President of the Texas Probation Association, the chairs of the Resource Training Officer Teams, and representatives from the Texas Juvenile Justice Division and the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The mission of TPTA is to provide relevant professional skills training to probation officers serving the courts of Texas. Its trainings include:

StatusDateTitleLocationHoursFee
OPENSep 08 - 10, 2015Adult Probation Resource Training Officers Planning SessionHuntsville13FREE
FULLSep 14 - 16, 2015Motivational Interviewing Training AcademyHuntsville44Special
OPENSep 28 - Oct 02, 2015Foundation Skills for TrainersHuntsville40 FREE
OPENOct 04 - 07, 201543rd Annual Chief Probation Officers ConferenceGalveston, Texas $175.00
OPENNov 02 - 03, 2015Tactical PO Training for Armed and Unarmed OfficersSan Antonio14$200.00
OPENNov 02 - 06, 2015CSCD Deputy Director Development ProgramHuntsville28FREE
OPENNov 04 - 06, 2015Staff Safety Training for Trainers - Natural Response Control Tactics Level IISan Antonio21$250.00
OPENNov 09 - 13, 2015Staff Safety Training for Trainers - NRCT Level IDallas35$350.00
OPENNov 15 - 20, 2015Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40$150.00
OPENNov 29 - Dec 04, 2015New Chiefs Development ProgramHuntsville32FREE
OPENJan 10 - 15, 2016Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingMcKinney Texas40$150.00
OPENFeb 16 - 19, 2016Juvenile Probation RTO Planning SessionHuntsvilleTBDFREE
OPENApr 10 - 15, 2016Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40$150.00
OPENJun 26 - 29, 201612th Annual Conference on Managing Juveniles with Sexual Behavior ProblemsSan Marcos  
OPENJul 10 - 15, 2016Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40$150.00
OPENAug 01 - 05, 2016Juvenile Probation RTO Planning SessionHuntsvilleTBDFREE

For more information about the Texas Probation Training Academy (TPTA) at CMIT, contact:

Amanda Bilnoski

Project Coordinator
Texas Probation Training Academy

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(936) 294-1227
bilnoski@shsu.edu

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Amber Gregory

Project Coordinator
Texas Probation Training Academy

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(936) 294-3916
agregory@shsu.edu

Monique Holman

Program Specialist
Texas Probation Training Academy

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(936) 294-1639
mholman@shsu.edu

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