Alaska Justice Forum 32(4), Winter 2016

Alaska Justice Forum 32(4), Winter 2016

PDF of Winter 2016 issue"Criminal Justice Reform and Recidivism Reduction" 
by Brad A. Myrstol and Barbara Armstrong

This article briefly examines evidence-based approach to policymaking in criminal justice and the two conceptual pillars that serve as the foundation of this strategy: effectiveness and efficiency. The article also describes the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a "smart justice" approach to reducing recidivism under the auspices of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, that is being led in Alaska by the Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC), housed in the UAA Justice Center.

"Justice Reinvestment Report" by Barbara Armstrong

This article summarizes the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission's recommendations for criminal justice reform in Alaska included in the Commission's Justice Reinvestment Report released in December 2015.

"Informed Alaskans Initiative: Public Health Data in Alaska"
by Barbara Armstrong

This article describes the national and state public health date made available online through the Alaska Division of Public Health's Informed Alaskans Initiative.