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
OPENDec 01 - 05, 2014New Chiefs Development ProgramHuntsville32FREE
OPENDec 15 - 20, 2014Community Supervision Officer CertificationHuntsville33 
OPENJan 12 - 13, 2015Adult Probation Resource Training Officers Planning SessionHuntsville13FREE
OPENJan 25 - 28, 2015Juvenile Supervision Officer Basic Training Huntsville,Texas28.00$150.00
OPENJan 25 - 30, 2015Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40$150.00
OPENMar 16 - 17, 2015Adult Probation Resource Training Officers Planning SessionHuntsville13FREE
FULLMar 29 - Apr 03, 2015Foundation Skills for TrainersHuntsville40 FREE
OPENApr 12 - 15, 2015Juvenile Supervision Officer Basic Training Huntsville,Texas28.00$150.00
OPENApr 12 - 17, 2015Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40$150.00
OPENMay 27 - 28, 2015Adult Probation Resource Training Officers Planning SessionHuntsville13FREE
OPENJul 05 - 08, 2015Juvenile Supervision Officer Basic Training Huntsville,Texas28.00$150.00
OPENJul 05 - 10, 2015Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40$150.00
OPENAug 02 - 07, 2015Juvenile Probation RTO Planning SessionHuntsvilleTBDFREE
OPENSep 09 - 11, 2015Adult Probation Resource Training Officers Planning SessionHuntsville13FREE
OPENOct 04 - 07, 201543rd Annual Chief Probation Officers ConferenceGalveston, Texas  
OPENOct 05 - 10, 2015Community Supervision Officer CertificationHuntsville33 

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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Craig Corder

Project Coordinator
Texas Probation Training Academy

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(936) 294-3916
ccorder@shsu.edu

Monique Holman

Staff Associate
Texas Probation Training Academy

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(936) 294-1639
mholman@shsu.edu

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