The 17th AJFO Conference


The 17th AJFO Conference is presented by the County of Santa Clara. The Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy is organizing all aspects of the conference. Questions for the 17th AJFO Conference can be sent to or 408-299-5185. Information from the most recent AJFO conference is also available on this website under the 2015 Conference.

The Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy

Developed in the spirit of collaboration between the County and the community in 1998, the Office of Women’s Policy is a leading voice in Silicon Valley on the needs of women and girls, serving as a catalyst for awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact women's health, safety and security.  Through analysis, research and strategic collaboration, OWP works to ensure that programs and services, and also systems and policy support women's leadership, full equality and advancement in the home, at work and in the community.   

Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations (AJFO)

AJFO addresses issues for women and girls involved in the criminal justice system. We recently changed our name to the Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations (AJFO), with a mission to convenes and creates opportunities to network and share promising practices and advance gender responsive outcomes for justice involved women and girls.


AJFO's history goes as far back as the 1912 National Prison congress when an Association of Women members was created so that the “ladies could get together for mutual help and advice [and so there would] be given a time on the program when women who were directly concerned and interested in the work for women prisoners should have an opportunity to emphasize this very important work”.  Over the past century the group grew and continues its leadership role as an advocacy group for female offenders. While the early purpose was to provide networking for those working with women offenders, in the 1980s APFO created the Adult and Juvenile Female Offender workshops (AJFO) which were held bi-annually to advance knowledge about working with justice involved women.

Speakers & Events


2017 Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations