Justice Center

We are a teaching and research unit offering academic programs in Justice and Legal Studies. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in justice issues including the courts, corrections, policing, recidivism, violence against women, and substance abuse.

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Our vision: Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society.


Position Announcement: Research Professional 4; Editor, Alaska Justice Forum

Alaska Justice Forum editor Barbara Armstrong will be leaving the Justice Center at the end of this year.  The Justice Center is seeking a qualified individual to join our staff to supervise the publication process for the Forum, as well as other public dissemination activities, and to engage in independent research.
View the position announcement and job posting for details.

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Criminal Justice Reform: A discussion of SB91

This Thursday, December 8: Criminal Justice Reform: A discussion of Senate Bill 91

Reducing the prison population while enhancing public safety

Join the UAA Justice Center and UAA Justice Club in a discussion of Senate Bill 91: Omnibus Criminal Law & Procedure; Corrections Act, which was signed into law in Alaska on July 11, 2016. This event is free and open to the public and to UAA students, faculty, and staff.

  • Day: Thursday, December 8, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Place: Wendy Williamson Auditorium, UAA Campus
  • Parking: Free parking in lots next to auditorium


  • Jeff Jessee, Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (moderator)
  • Lt. Kris Sell, Alaska Criminal Justice Commission
  • Barbara Dunham, Alaska Criminal Justice Commission
  • Geri Fox, Alaska Division of Pretrial Services
  • Dr. Araceli Valle, Alaska Justice Information Center
  • Dr. Troy Payne, Justice Center faculty

This event is co-sponsored by the UAA Justice Center and the UAA Justice Club.


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Our mission

The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice‐related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.

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Justice Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1810
Fax:  (907) 786-7777
E-mail:  uaa_justice@uaa.alaska.edu

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