The Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) promotes and fosters the exchange of information and knowledge between members, professional organizations, and the public for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture.
The theme of this year's conference is "Enlightened Justice: Advancing Treatment," taking place November 14-16, 2018, Hyatt Regency – Jersey City, NJ. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, it is estimated more than 2 million arrests in the US involve people with serious mental illnesses. As a result, 64% of jail inmates have a mental health problem, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The 2018 Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference will provide a venue for us to rethink and reassess. We will carry on and integrate what we have been exploring at our national conferences the past several years focusing on collaborative inter- and transdisciplinary design. Together, we can disrupt and redefine how we as architects, owners and affiliates address the mental health crisis within our justice facilities. We look forward to you sharing your expertise on this important topic!
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