PCCD Scholarships Available for Conference

Application opens March 5th for 2018 CPA Conference Scholarships from PCCD.

PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is again generously supporting the CPA
conference by offering scholarships for conference registration and hotel accommodations.*
Scholarships will be presented on a first-submitted, first–awarded basis to eligible
agencies/coalitions/students who submit a strong statement of need. *If residence more than 50 miles away

All applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Successful recipients will be notified no later than April 3, 2018.

Download Scholarship Eligibility and Application Link

Registration Now Open

Download CPA 2018 Brochure

The next CPA Conference will be held June 5-8

in State College, PA at the Penn Stater Conference Center

Maggie Marcopul Award

Nominations now open for the Maggie Marcopul Award for service to the Prevention Field.

This award is given in memory of Maggie Marcopul, an extraordinary person and prevention professional.  that influenced the field for more than three decades. 

The award recipient will receive tuition and three nights of lodging for the 2018 CPA Conference (approximate value of $760).

Applications due Friday, April 6, 2018, and the winner will be notified by Monday, April, 23, 2018.

Download the CPA Maggie Marcopul Award Nomination Form.

Regional Meetings

Quarterly regional meetings provide an opportunity for regular training and networking.

Visit the Regions page or the events calendar to find the next meeting in your region.

Coalition of the Year Award

Applications now being accepted for the 2018 PA Coalition of the Year Award

The goal of this effort is to recognize community prevention coalitions that have achieved success in improving community-level outcomes related to increasing positive behaviors while addressing the underlying causes of anti-social behaviors. Coalitions are required to use a data-driven, decision-making process to identify and prioritize goals, strategies and desired outcomes.

The winning coalition will receive:

  • One-year CPA membership for the coalition
  • Award trophy and photo opportunity with state leadership
  • One paid scholarship to the 2019 CPA Conference (conference fee only – $575 non-member value)

Applications due Friday, April 27, 2018, and the winner will be announced June 8th during the CPA Conference morning plenary.

Download the 2018 Coalition of the Year Application

Download the Power Point Template for the Application here: COY PP Template

Annual Conference

Each June CPA hosts a conference in State College, PA, to provide professionals the opportunity to network, engage in skill-building workshops, and attend informative lecture sessions on topics relevant to the prevention of substance abuse and risk-related behaviors.

Sessions are organized around themes such as advocacy, evidence-based programs, technology, research, risky behaviors, and current trends. Everyone from new prevention professionals to seasoned veterans will find this event valuable and worthwhile.

Past conferences have been supported by the following partners:

  • PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • Prevention Research Center - EPISCenter  at Penn State University
  • PA Attorney General's Office
  • Communities In Schools Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

More than 300 people attended the 2017 conference

Ongoing Trainings

Training is provided at regional meetings throughout the year and is also provided by our partners. Check out the links below to see their current offerings.

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) offers a wide range of free, in-person training across the state. Sign up for an account to browse the offerings.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) offers free online training on topics such as "What do we know about marijuana" and "Medicine Safety: Drug Disposal and Storage".

The EPISCenter at Penn State University offers free online training and resources regarding measuring and communicating your impact, evidence-based interventions, and collaboration.

Suggest a Training

If you know of another training that would be useful to our members, please let us know! Please fill out our contact form to send us some information. Each request will be reviewed by our committee before being added.