May 2015: Latest news from the UAA Justice Center

by Michelle Saport  |   

Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center releases fact sheet on Violent Crimes Compensation Board claims for FY 2004-2014 The most recent issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents data from the Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB) on claims made and compensation granted to victims of violent crime for fiscal years 2004-14.

Justice faculty named influential persons by first/second-year UAA students Justice Center faculty Troy Payne, Ph.D., and Cory R. Lepage, Ph.D., have been named influential persons by first-year/second-year students at UAA, according to a MAPworks survey.

Professors Lepage of UAA and May of UAF to conduct evaluation of pre-trial diversion program in Anchorage Cory R. Lepage, Ph.D., UAA Justice Center faculty, and Professor Jeff May, J.D., UAF Justice Department faculty, will conduct an evaluation of a pre-trial diversion program in the Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor's Office. Phase 1 of the evaluation will focus on justice system cost savings as a result of this program.

Professor Rivera interviewed by KSKA about making underage drinking a ticketed offense, rather than a misdemeanor Marny Rivera, Ph.D., justice faculty, was interviewed recently by KSKA about Minor Consuming Alcohol charges and ways to help at-risk kids.

Professor Brandeis interviewed by KTVA Channel 11 News about pending U.S. Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage KTVA Channel 11 News recently interviewed Professor Jason Brandeis, J.D., legal studies faculty in the Justice Center, about the pending U.S. Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage.

Professor Fortson coordinates 2015 Alaska High School Mock Trial Competition Professor Ryan Fortson, J.D., legal studies faculty in the Justice Center, is the state coordinator for the Alaska High School Mock Trial Competition. He was among numerous judges, lawyers and non-lawyers to volunteer for this year's event, held in Anchorage at the Boney Courthouse March 26-28. The annual competition is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Anchorage Bar Association and the Alaska Court System.

Professor Blumenstein participates on panel for UAA Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Lindsey Blumenstein, Ph.D., justice faculty, participated in the April 22 on-campus panel discussing the ABC 20/20 documentary "The Party's Over." The documentary, which aired January 2015, tells the true story of a sexual assault on the campus of Vanderbilt University and the impact of the incident on the victim, the perpetrators, their families, the university and the community.

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