Alaska Justice Forum 34(1), Summer 2017

Alaska Justice Forum 34(1), Summer 2017. A publication of the Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage


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Former Alaska Pioneer Homes Director Vickie Wilson, left, and Fairbanks Pioneer Home resident Doris Poland share a hug at Wilson’s retirement party.

Older Women Face Abuse

André B. Rosay

This article examines psychological and physical abuse against women in Alaska who are aged 60 or older and compares these rates to national rates.

L. Diane Casto (left) and André RosayCasto and Rosay talk about elder abuse

L. Diane Casto, Executive Director of the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, talks with André Rosay, Director of the Justice Center, about elder abuse in Alaska. (Video and transcript.)

In May 1968, at the time of this photo, Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) had 225 beds. Christine M. McClain papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage. Jim Balog, photographer.Lack of Psychiatric Beds and Consequences

Pamela Cravez

Dr. Anne Zink, Medical Director at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (MSRMC) and head of Mat-Su’s Emergency Department (ED), is seeing more and more psychiatric emergencies.

Spirits of Alaska liquor store in 2015. Photo courtesy Anchorage Press. Leif Ramos, photographer.Sharon Chamard, Associate Professor, UAA Justice CenterCommunity Solves Liquor Store Problem

Sharon Chamard

This is the story of a successful community-based collaborative problem-solving process that serves as an example of the power that communities have to effect change, even in the face of sharp divisions.

André B. Rosay, Director, UAA Justice CenterDirector's Farewell

André B. Rosay

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center director since 2007, has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Health.

Pamela Cravez, editor of the Alaska Justice ForumEditor's Note

Pamela Cravez

For over 30 years, the Alaska Justice Forum has provided in depth research on justice topics. I am honored to take over as editor. I’ve spent the last 35 years working as a writer and editor.


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