Justice Center

UAA Justice Center junior Anafusi Fangatua chats with her professor, Ingrid Johnson, in UAA's Parrish Bridge

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 and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides services to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.

The Justice Center is an academic and research unit within the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage. We offer academic programs in Justice and in Legal Studies. The Legal Studies degree and certificate programs are approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals. Our faculty conduct research in a number of areas including violence and violent crime, law and the courts, substance abuse, rural justice issues, homelessness, policing, and juvenile justice.  


Academic Programs


News & Stories

  • Kimberly Russell

    I AM UAA: Kimberly Russell

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    Kimberly Russell was raised in Anchorage and is a 2008 UAA Justice graduate who currently works at McLaughlin Youth Center as a Social Services Associate II.

  • David Campbell

    I AM UAA: Lt. David Campbell

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    Back in the early 1990s, newspaper headlines were fixated on Rodney King and O.J. Simpson-two of the most renowned court cases of David Campbell's generation. In his early 20s at the time, David remembers how current events and an Introduction to Justice course finally piqued his interest enough to settle on a major.

  • J.R. Dull

    I AM UAA: J.R. Dull

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    J.R. Dull has his dream job-working with kids in the Bristol Bay Region and helping them stay out of trouble, and if they don't, helping them get the services they need to get back on track. J.R. is the supervising juvenile probation officer in Dillingham, Alaska, and is responsible for all the juvenile cases in the 32 villages in the Bristol Bay Region, an area of about 40,000 square miles. Born in Dillingham and raised in the village of New Stuyahok on the Nushagak River, J.R. moved back to Dillingham for high school, then on to Anchorage to pursue a major in justice at UAA.

Research & Centers


Alaska Justice Information Center logoAlaska Justice Information Center

The Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC) compiles, analyzes, and reports on criminal justice topics in order to improve public safety, to increase criminal justice system accountability, and to reduce recidivism. 

Alaska Victimization Survey logoAlaska Victimization Survey

The Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) provides comprehensive statewide and regional data to guide planning and policy development and to evaluate the impact of prevention and intervention services.

Alaska Justice Forum logoAlaska Justice Forum

The Alaska Justice Forum is a research journal focusing on justice and legal issues in Alaska. It was published by the Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


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UAA Justice Center
UAA Professional Studies Building
2533 Providence Dr., Suite 234
Anchorage, AK 99508



UAA Justice Center
3211 Providence Dr., PSB 234
Anchorage, AK 99508