The 2019 AJFO Conference is being held at the Georgia Tech Conference Center December 8 – 11, 2019. Visit AJFO.org to register, book hotels, and respond to a call for presenters, if interested.
About AJFO: Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations
AJFO is the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the criminal justice system. Participants represent a diverse array of practitioners, state administrators, program directors, women with lived experience, advocates, researchers, program developers, and experts in reentry, incarceration, juvenile justice, trauma, and gender. In 2015, the conference drew about 600 professionals from federal, state, and local correctional systems, as well as treatment providers and researchers from the United States, Canada, and other countries.
Because of the gender and cultural differences of women and girls, many working in the field strongly believed that there needed to be an international and ongoing discourse. Issues that tend to be particularly unique to women and girls involved in the criminal justice system include stigmas for mothers and women, children and child care, financial stability and income, prostitution and human trafficking, domestic violence or intimate partner violence, and trauma and different pathways to criminal behavior. Learning about women and girls is particularly important because early information, research, and design related to incarceration, prison, and reentry into the community was originally developed with men in mind.