2020 Justice Facilities Review (JFR)

Starts:  Dec 10, 2019 1:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Feb 18, 2020 5:00 PM (ET)

The Justice Facilities Review (JFR) is published yearly and documents best practices in planning and design for justice architecture.  The JFR offers examples of a broad range of design strategies and depicts the latest trends in the design and construction of buildings that directly support the justice system. These projects demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural responses to complex justice design issues.  Deadline February 18, 2020.

Examples of building types that support the justice system include:

  • courthouses
  • corrections/detention
  • law enforcement
  • land ports of entry
  • public safety buildings
  • border patrol stations
  • substance abuse treatment facilities
  • transition / step down housing
  • forensic laboratories
  • forensic behavioral health facilities
  • medical examiner facilities
  • emergency operations

Essential elements for identifying the success of these projects are:

  • functionality
  • security and safety
  • technology and accessibility
  • community impact
  • sustainability and economic feasibility (first cost and long-term cost of ownership)
  • aesthetic achievements