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 programs are approved by the American Bar Association. 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

  • Alaskan landscape

    AK-SAKI conducts research on DPS policies, procedures

     |  Ingrid Johnson  |  , ,

    The UAA Justice Center worked in partnership with the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) through the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance funded Alaska Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (AK-SAKI) to conduct research on DPS's policies and procedures related to sexual assault investigations, prosecutions, and victim-survivor engagement and support.

  • A woman signing a document

    Ingrid Johnson's newest publication explores victim-survivors’ reasons for not reporting to the police

     |  Ahliil Saitanan  |  ,

    UAA Justice Center Assistant Professor Ingrid Johnson recently published an article in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, titled "Victim-Survivors’ Prioritization of Reasons for Non-Reporting Adult Sexual Assaults to Law Enforcement." This manuscript used data from a survey of survivors of adult sexual assault in Alaska on their reasons for not reporting to the police, which was part of the Alaska Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (AK-SAKI).

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