Virginia Probation and Parole Association

Welcome to the official website for the Virginia Probation and Parole Association.  The Association was established in 1973 as a professional alliance committed to service and advocacy for Probation and Parole Officers.  Later, membership was broadened to include Community Corrections professionals serving in analogous positions.

2024 Virginia General Assembly Lobby Day

Shannon McDowney, Elizabeth Harrell and Nathan Hamm braved the wintry weather to attend Lobby Day at the Virginia General Assembly on January 15, 2024. They had an opportunity to give the VPPA Lobby Day document to several Legislators’ Staff members and VPPA was recognized from the Floor of the House of Delegates by Delegate Betsy Carr. Delegate Carrs’ Chief of Staff, Luke Sweeney, contacted Su Tarr twice that morning prior to the introduction on the House Floor to get relevant talking points for Delegate Carr to use during her introduction. Ms. McDowney was the Point of Contact for Delegate Carr and she reported that she felt the outing was a “great experience”.

The study done by VADOC to address P&P staffing issues will be addressed during the Budget Negotiations. See prior updates for information about the the results of the study.

You can find out who your Delegate/Senator is here:

That link can also help you to find out Committee Assignments for the Legislators this General Assembly Session.