Design expert April Pottorff, FAIA has been invited to speak at Association for Justice Involved Females and Organizations (AJFO) 2019 Conference.


Titled, “Designing Gender-Specific Programs, Treatments, and Facilities for Women,” the presentation will evaluate the differences that exist between the needs of female and male inmates in justice facilities, covering topics such as the normalization of spaces, gender-specific housing solutions, the importance of daylight and inclusion of artwork in common spaces, and many others.

Joining April will be expert panelists Elizabeth Falcon, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Falcon Correctional and Community Services, Inc. and Elias Diggins, Chief of Operations for the Denver Sheriff Department and current President of the American Jail Association.

About AJFO

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, and program developers, and experts in reentry, incarceration, juvenile justice, trauma and gender.

Hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections and Alabama Department of Corrections, this year’s AJFO Conference follows the theme “Dignity: Voices of Strength and Transformation.” The event focuses on trending topics relating to justice-involved women and provides networking opportunities for those working with female offenders. The conference will be held December 8-11 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Midtown Atlanta.

To learn more about AJFO or to register for the conference, click here.

About April Pottorff

April was the first woman in the state of Kentucky to be elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects. She has a long-standing involvement in the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) sustainable community and advocates for a systems approach to evidence-based design applications for facility design.

To learn more about April, click here.