Join the Network

Join the Conversation: Online Professional Forums & Clearinghouse

The SPP Network hosts a private site for people developing and improving SPP-style programs. The site includes many online forums on topics such as prison gardens, pet programs, policy, forming partnerships, and promoting your work. All site users may upload and view resources such as protocols, photographs, and publications.

Access to the site is by invitation only; to request joining the conversation, use this registration form.

Become an SPP Network Team

As yet, we do not have a formal process for becoming an official SPP Network site—we are still developing that paperwork—but can offer a few steps in developing affiliation with a new SPP site or partner.

First is making sure our are generally aligned with our philosophy, what we consider to be the essentials of our work. Review SPP’s Essential Components and consider how they fit for you. For more details and examples,  you may explore SPP-Washington’s website: there is a wealth of information there. If you haven’t already, you could explore our website to learn more of the details and history of our work.

Warden Buchanan of Ohio and Director Hinton of Maryland discuss Stafford Creek Corrections Center's sustainability programs with Superintendent Glebe. Photo by Joslyn Rose Trivett.

Warden Buchanan of Ohio and Director Hinton of Maryland discuss Stafford Creek Corrections Center’s sustainability programs with Superintendent Glebe. Photo by Joslyn Rose Trivett.

Second, we want to know more about you! Do you have program descriptions, media coverage, program proposals, or other write ups and photos to share? That would be a great help in understanding how we can connect and support each other. Contact us and tell us what you are doing and what you want to do.

At Monroe Correctional Complex, worm farmer Nick Hacheney speaks to a group of visitors from across the country

At Monroe Correctional Complex, worm farmer Nick Hacheney speaks to a group of visitors from across the country

Third, write up a brief proposal of what kind of affiliation you would like to share: What you would like to pursue, what you can offer, and what your expectations of the Network would be. Again, contact us to discuss ideas and options. We want to create a relationship that works for both parties, and the best way to do that is to learn about each other: our needs, our limitations, and what we have to offer.