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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

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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.

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Working in Institutional and Community Corrections

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"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.

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I AM UAA: Kimberly Russell

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Kimberly Russell was raised in Anchorage and is a 2008 UAA Justice graduate who currently works at McLaughlin Youth Center as a Social Services Associate II.

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I AM UAA: Lt. David Campbell

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Back in the early 1990s, newspaper headlines were fixated on Rodney King and O.J. Simpson-two of the most renowned court cases of David Campbell's generation. In his early 20s at the time, David remembers how current events and an Introduction to Justice course finally piqued his interest enough to settle on a major.

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I AM UAA: J.R. Dull

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J.R. Dull has his dream job-working with kids in the Bristol Bay Region and helping them stay out of trouble, and if they don't, helping them get the services they need to get back on track. J.R. is the supervising juvenile probation officer in Dillingham, Alaska, and is responsible for all the juvenile cases in the 32 villages in the Bristol Bay Region, an area of about 40,000 square miles. Born in Dillingham and raised in the village of New Stuyahok on the Nushagak River, J.R. moved back to Dillingham for high school, then on to Anchorage to pursue a major in justice at UAA.


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