0This issue of the AAJ Journal sponsored by LIFT-U
The Next Generation of Law Enforcement Facility Design
Nick Seierup, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C and Leigh Christy, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
0Law enforcement methods are constantly evolving in every part of the country, but recent changes have occurred rapidly and across jurisdictions. Connecting facilities to their surrounding contexts, the embrace of community policing, the implementation of comprehensive gang intervention programs, and the utilization of technology to track crime statistics and complete reports all have impacts on the physical requirements of law enforcement facilities. Combine these trends with increasing awareness of quality of life for those working in the facilities–both in terms of security and general well–being–and the result is a series of external and internal pressures shaping a new generation of police stations nationwide. Read More.
The UN Rapidly Deployable Prison Project
Stephen A. Carter, AICP
Carter Goble Lee
0At the 2009 International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference in Barbados, the Board of the Association entered into an agreement with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of the United Nations to develop a prison that could be quickly and inexpensively constructed in any location following the stabilization of conflict. The ICPA agreed to assemble a Technical Team from within its membership to develop plans, costs, and project delivery methods. The pro bono effort was done at no cost to ICPA or the UN. Read More.
Public Safety Communication Centers
Livable Centers – Creature Comforts and Beyond
Steven E. Loomis, FAIA, LEED AP
0The next generation public safety communication center is characterized largely by the attention to spaces for the livability of the dispatchers. This begins with the communications room itself and carries through to the supporting spaces, all with the intention of providing relief from the day to day stress. All of this of course provides a sense of comfort thereby increasing job satisfaction, retention and service delivery. Read More.
[IN THE NEWS]
2010 JFR Publication
0Order print copies of the JFR10 from our print-on-demand company, Lulu. They can be ordered for $19.50 at http://www.lulu.com. Type “JFR2010” in the Lulu search box to locate the JFR publication. Download a free PDF copy of the JFR10 on the AIA website. Learn more about the Justice Facilities Review program and view the archive.
Save the date! AAJ Annual Conference in Los Angeles
0The AIA/AAJ’s Eighth International Conference on Justice Design conference scheduled for November 2-4, 2011 at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles.
National Association for Court Management (NACM) 2011 Annual Conference
0The NACM annual conference is scheduled for July 10-14, 2011 in Las Vegas. The theme for this year is “Pushing the Boundaries.” Visit www.nacmnet.org for details on exhibiting and sponsoring. For additional information and questions, contact Stacey Smith at (888) 609-4023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Center for Court Innovation Publication Available for Download
0The Center for Court Innovation is pleased to announce the publication of Daring to Fail: First-Person Stories of Criminal Justice Reform. A collection of interviews with leading criminal justice thinkers and policymakers, Daring to Fail offers valuable lessons about leadership, management and innovation.
0Daring to Fail is part of a multi-faceted study of criminal justice reform, undertaken in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, which has included roundtables, case studies, site visits, op-eds, conference presentations and the publication of Trial & Error in Criminal Justice Reform (Urban Institute Press).