The Misdemeanant Probation Association (MPA) was organized in 1971 by misdemeanant probation directors to increase the quality, continuity, and effectiveness of misdemeanant probation services within Washington State. Our original name was Misdemeanant Corrections Association, but in 2017, the membership voted to change our name to Misdemeanant Probation Association.
Goals of the association include:
Enhancement of professional excellence in misdemeanant probation;
Coordination of misdemeanant services statewide;
Collecting data for evaluation and informational purposes;
Development and support of legislation pertaining to misdemeanant probation;
Promoting the development of new misdemeanant probation programs;
Establishing guidelines for misdemeanant probation services;
Providing information to the community about misdemeanant probation services and encouraging the utilization of community resources for offenders;
Working in cooperation with government and private organizations involved in corrections services.