Justice Center News

the Alaska outdoors Read More

North to the Future: Opportunities and Change in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers

 |  Melissa Green  | 

"North to the Future: Opportunities and Change in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers" addressed the rapidly evolving changes in Alaska and the Arctic, and the challenges presented to Alaska's leaders and institutions in addressing the legal issues associated with economic development, climate change, and social and cultural impacts.

Event coordinators and panelists Read More

No More Silence in the Dark: A Panel Discussion on Reducing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Alaska

 |  Barbara Armstrong  |  ,

"No More Silence in the Dark" was an event cosponsored by the Justice Center at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the Omega Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. The event was presented as part of National Criminal Justice Month 2014 and "UAA Says No More" week.

A marijuana plant Read More

Time to Legalize? A Public Discussion on Marijuana Law and Policy

 |  Barbara Armstrong  |  ,

"Time to Legalize? A Public Discussion on Marijuana Law and Policy" took place a week after a ballot measure to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for recreational use in Alaska was officially certified for inclusion in the Aug. 19, 2014, primary election as Ballot Measure 2.

From left to right: Kenaitze Tribal Court Judge Rusty Swan, Tribal Court Judge David Voluck, Kenaitze Chief Tribal Court Judge Kim Sweet, Kenaitze Tribal Court Judge Susan Wells, and Ryan Fortson, UAA Justice Center. Photo by Barbara Armstrong Read More

The Resurgence of Tribal Courts: A Tribal Judge's Perspective

 |  Barbara Armstrong  | 

Tribal Judge David Voluck on the resurgence of Alaska Native tribal courts and their relationship to the movement for Alaska Native tribal sovereignty on November 18, 2013 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Judges from Kenaitze Indian Tribe Tribal Court also attended the event and participated in the question and answer session.

Event panelists Read More

Working in Institutional and Community Corrections

 |  Barbara Armstrong  |  ,

"Working in Institutional and Community Corrections," held March 1, 2013, was the first in a series of 3 presentations for National Criminal Justice Month 2013. The program focused on goals of corrections programs, common misconceptions of work in corrections, differences in probation and parole, training required, most useful college courses for students to take, and career paths in the field of corrections.