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An Important Update from Justice Center Director Brad Myrstol

An update on the Justice Center's new location, and on our work during times of change at the university.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director of the UAA Justice CenterDear students, community partners and alumni,

I hope you are enjoying the remaining days of summer. As the UAA Justice Center prepares for the coming academic year, I write to share some important updates.

First, I am pleased to announce that the Justice Center will be moving to a new location. Starting on Wednesday, August 21, our offices will be located in the Professional Studies Building on UAA’s West Campus. Our front desk will be located on the second floor in Suite 234, and you can find individual faculty and staff office numbers on our website. Please make note of the Justice Center’s new mailing address:

UAA Justice Center
3211 Providence Drive
PSB Suite 234
Anchorage, AK 99508

There are no changes to our telephone number (907.786.1810) or our website address (uaa.alaska.edu/justice).

This move makes the Justice Center more accessible to students and puts us at the heart of the College of Health, our home at UAA. Our new location provides unique opportunities for collaboration across social and health-related disciplines, and it reaffirms the integral role of justice in the well-being of individuals and communities.

I also want to update you on the Justice Center’s status in this time of tremendous change for the state. As you may know, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen is developing a plan to consolidate the state’s universities. The UA Board of Regents will vote on whether to pursue this plan at their next meeting on September 12, and in the coming months we expect more details regarding the university’s new structure.

Regardless of future direction, our full intent right now is for the Justice Center to continue serving our students and our state. Our ongoing research—much of it in partnership with agencies and organizations across the state—addresses critical issues in Alaska, including interpersonal violence, public safety, rural justice issues and substance abuse. And we are deeply committed to educating and supporting the students in our academic programs and internships. They are our state’s future justice and legal workforce, and they have an essential part in building a strong, healthy Alaska for all of us.

I will continue to share more information with you as soon as I can. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Brad Myrstol [signature]

Brad Myrstol
Director, UAA Justice Center
Director, Alaska Justice Information Center