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:

OPENJun 26 - 29, 201612th Annual Conference on Managing Juveniles with Sexual Behavior ProblemsSan Marcos Special
OPENJul 10 - 15, 2016Juvenile Probation Officer Basic TrainingHuntsviile, Texas40.50$150.00
OPENJul 20, 2016Juvenile Probation Officer Certification Pilot TestHuntsviile, Texas40$20.00
OPENAug 01 - 05, 2016Juvenile Probation RTO Planning SessionHuntsvilleTBDFREE
OPENSep 21 - 23, 2016Adult Probation Resource Training Officers Planning SessionHuntsville13FREE
OPENOct 02 - 05, 201644th Annual Chief Probation Officers ConferenceGalveston16$175.00
OPENOct 17 - 21, 2016Foundation Skills for TrainersHuntsville40 FREE
OPENNov 28 - Dec 02, 2016New Chiefs Development ProgramHuntsville30.25FREE
OPENOct 01 - 04, 201745th Annual Chief Probation Officers ConferenceGalveston16$175.00

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

Amanda Bilnoski

Project Coordinator
Texas Probation Training Academy

(936) 294-1227

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Amber Gregory

Project Coordinator
Texas Probation Training Academy

(936) 294-3916

Monique Holman

Program Specialist
Texas Probation Training Academy

(936) 294-1639

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