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Good news, Seawolves! The Administration/Humanities Building is officially open for normal business and classes as of Monday, Oct. 14. Thanks to faculty and staff for their flexibility working from temporary locations and students for their flexibility attending courses in alternate classrooms.

Special thanks to our amazing Facilities and Campus Services team and partners AMC Engineers, Vannoy Electric, North Form and Lake View for their work to get the building back up and running so quickly. 

Alaska Justice Forum 22(3), Fall 2005

The Fall 2005 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles about an Alaska Judicial Council evaluation of two new Alaska Court System programs focused on the domestic violence protective order process and results from the Anchorage Community Survey on public attitudes about the justice system.

"Court Innovations in Domestic Violence Cases"

An Alaska Judicial Council evaluation of two new Alaska Court System programs focused on the domestic violence protective order process shows that the programs have had some modest success, but not all of the hoped-for results. The programs, funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, provided for two new types of positions within the court process: an advocate position attached to the women’s shelter operated by Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC); and a facilitator position placed within the court system’s Family Law Self-Help Center. The results shown by the evaluation are mixed and can be interpreted in different ways. The main findings of the evaluation are presented here.

"Anchorage Attitudes Toward Justice System"

Data from the Anchorage Community Survey are presented to describe attitudes of Anchorage residents about the perceived fairness of different parties in the courtroom, the perceived punitiveness of the criminal justice system, and the perceived effectiveness of the criminal justice system.