The 2018 NAAWS conference, April 30-May 4, 2018, in Tempe, Arizona, will be covering some of the most relevant topics currently trending in today’s corrections. The topics will include medically assisted treatment for opiate addiction, managing the legal challenges of the ACLU, the increasing challenge of managing inappropriate inmate sexual behavior, and much, much more!

Due to popular demand, we are bringing back the Director’s Panel. Seven leaders from across the country – federal, state, county and private corrections will all be represented by their top leadership to discuss the most prevalent issues and demands their agencies are currently facing. These presenters will offer their ideas and suggestions for moving forward. No other time, will such a group of amazing leaders ever sit on a stage together to share their wealth of knowledge and insight into the future. You will not want to miss this!

If that’s not enough to peak your interest in this year’s conference, how about one night of exquisite in-house dining that also includes entertainment from a local country music and recording artist, followed by a second night of three hours of non-stop fun and entertainment at Top Golf in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The Top Golf revolution has taken the country over like wild fire, and it’s all ours for the taking on Wednesday night of the conference. What would normally be over an $80 event, which includes a full buffet, is available to those conference attendees who sign-up in advance for the nominal cost of only $20 per person. This is an amazing opportunity no one will want to pass up!

Register now for the 2018 NAAWS conference by going to or by contacting Gail Heller at or by phone at 614-736-9676. If you have questions about any of the workshops or presenters, please refer to the website or contact Cathy Linaweaver, Program Coordinator at or by calling 816-213-3784.


Advanced Registration (before March 31, 2018) - $195.00
Late or Onsite Registration - $245.00

One Day Registration (before March 31, 2018) - $100.00
Top Golf May 2 Evening Activity - $20.00

Registration Includes:

Programs, Luncheons, Hospitality, Vendor Exhibit Hall Access, All Events, &
NAAWS Membership (for first time attendees)

Pay Online

Register Online

For a mail-in form, click here.

Conference Information

Conference Topics
Conference Agenda

For More Information:

Please contact Gail Heller at or call (614) 736-9676.

Interested Host Committee Members and Presenters

Contact Cathy Linaweaver at or call (816) 213-3784.

  • Hotel Information

    Doubletree by Hilton
    2100 S. Priest Dr.
    Tempe, AZ 85282
    Phone (480) 967-1441
    Click here to reserve using the NAAWS rate