Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Justice alum Justin Johnson makes National Hockey League debut

UAA freshman walk-on winger Justin Johnson fires a shot
against Wisconsin in January 2003.
BOB HALLINEN/Anchorage Daily News. Used with permission.
Justice alum Justin Johnson, BA '08, recently made his debut with the National Hockey League. Read more about his story below:

"After the longest of journeys, Anchorage's Justin Johnson arrived in the NHL to fulfill his dream," by Doyle Woody, Anchorage Daily News, April 11, 2014

Arrests for Violent Crimes in Alaska, 1980–2012

Arrests for Violent Crimes in Alaska, 1980–2012
The most recent issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents data for 1980–2012 on violent crime arrests in Alaska: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data on age, sex, and race of persons arrested for these crimes in 2012 is also presented. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

Monday, April 21, 2014

What students need to know about apartment renting - come to this April 22 workshop at the Student Union

Don’t miss this!
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Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Lyla Richards Conference Room, Lower Level, UAA Student Union

In just one hour, learn about:
•    Leases
•    Security Deposits
•    Problems with Landlords
•    Evictions
•    Moving Out

Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant!

Presenter:
Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., UAA Justice Center faculty
Prof. Fortson is a lawyer and the author of A College Student’s Guide to Landlord/Tenant Relations in Alaska. In his previous employment, he represented tenants in eviction proceedings. Get the guide under Student Forms & Resources on the Justice Center website.


Come and ask questions.
Learn about resources for renting an apartment and finding roommates in Anchorage.

For more information, call 786-1124. 

A joint presentation of the UAA Justice Center and
UAA Student Union & Commuter Student Services

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Justice Center and UAA community invited to participate in 4th annual global cyber-conference on April 23

Video conference screen shot from 2013.
The Justice Center, all the UAA community, and the public are invited to participate in the 4th annual UAF Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution organized by Prof. Brian Jarrett, UAF Department of Justice. 

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
Time: 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. (Alaska Daylight Time)
Guest Speaker:  John W. McDonald - diplomat, peacebuilder, former international civil servant, mediator, negotiator

Practitioners, local communities, mediator organizations, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.  To connect to the cyber-symposium, please contact Kelly Gitter at UAF, video@alaska.edu or klgitter@alaska.edu. University of Alaska Fairbanks is the technical bridge for this event.

Individuals at UAA and in Anchorage may attend on the UAA Campus in Suite 201, 2nd floor, Administrative/Humanities Building.

Pay parking for visitors:
East Parking Garage. Click here for a campus map.  The Admin/Humanities Building is number 25 on the map in the upper right quadrant.

The program will be an informal town-hall discussion and address issues related to the following themes:
  • Integrating different approaches to mediation
  • New developments and applications in therapeutic jurisprudence
  • Circle peace-making and indigenous knowledge
  • New applications in restorative justice - including methods for local community empowerment, and restorative responses to street riots and crowd violence
 If you are unable to attend the live event, the cyber-symposium will also be recorded and posted online shortly after the program.

For additional questions about the cyber-conference, contact Prof. Brian Jarrett, bnjarrett@alaska.edu or  907-474-6790.

Dr. Chamard joins data group for Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Faculty, recently joined the newly-formed Data Group of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACH). The group, which also includes Dr. Kathi Trawver, UAA School of Social Work, is tasked with scanning available and currently-collected data to determine what is there, the quality of the data, and what is missing.

Additional action items include identifying gaps in data collection and sources, and looking at other states and Continuums of Care around the country to determine what they are doing that could be useful for Anchorage.

Dr. Chamard has also been a member for the past two years of the ACH Continuum of Care subcommittee, which works with homeless service providers in Anchorage to develop applications for federal funding, ranks those applications, and makes recommendations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.     

Monday, April 14, 2014

Justice Club visits Hiland Mountain Correctional Center

Members of the Justice Club on their visit to Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.


Members of the UAA Justice Club visited Hiland Mountain Correctional Center on Saturday, April 12.  Probation Officer Bruce Ronchetti coordinated the program for the students.

The Alaska Department of Corrections website describes the correctional center as follows:
"The Combined Hiland Mountain Correctional Center is the State of Alaska's dedicated facility for housing female prisoners. It is a multi-level adult correctional facility located in Eagle River, Alaska. The institution includes 11 buildings, containing approximately 120,000 square feet of space. It sits on approximately 62.7 acres of land adjacent to Eagle River, Alaska. It has the capacity for approximately 400 prisoners."

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Resource Fair at UAA on April 17

As part of UAA Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, a resource fair is scheduled this week. Community partners and UAA departments are joining to present information on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness, prevention, and resources.  These events are part of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

Event: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Resource Fair
Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place:  UAA Student Union

Learn about local and statewide resources and volunteer opportunities. "NO MORE Alliance," an organization of UAA students, will be one of the exhibitors.

Images from the "UAA Says No More" Facebook page.
Click here for a full list of events at UAA in April  on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention in April on campus.

Save the date! On April 22 - Renting 101 workshop - what students need to know about landlord/tenant relations in Alaska

Don’t miss this!
Renting 101: Tips for Renting an Apartmen
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Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Lyla Richards Conference Room, Lower Level, UAA Student Union

In just one hour, learn about:
•    Leases
•    Security Deposits
•    Problems with Landlords
•    Evictions
•    Moving Out

Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant!

Presenter:
Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., UAA Justice Center faculty
Prof. Fortson is a lawyer and the author of A College Student’s Guide to Landlord/Tenant Relations in Alaska. In his previous employment, he represented tenants in eviction proceedings. Get the guide under Student Forms & Resources on the Justice Center website.

Come and ask questions.
Learn about resources for renting an apartment and finding roommates in Anchorage.

For more information, call 786-1124. 

A joint presentation of the UAA Justice Center and
UAA Student Union & Commuter Student Services

Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society welcomes 17 new members

L to r: Dr. Sharon Chamard, Sean McErlane, Nicole Weber, Mariama Wiggins, Dr. Ryan Fortson, Chloe Thaman,
Tahnee Conte-Seccareccia, Robin Stepetin, Camilla Hussein-Scott, Dr. Marny Rivera, and Dr. Allan Barnes.
Not pictured: Jacob Decker, Seth Dinkel, Leslie Erdman, Melissa Eury, Isabella Forshee, Veronica Klyber,
Anne Livingston, Frazier Manfull, Tenaya Stanton, and Kayla Wilke.
Seventeen Justice majors were inducted as members of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Omega Xi Chapter, on Thursday, March 27 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Family and friends attended the ceremony, followed by a reception.

To be selected for this honor, each student had to maintain a 3.2 overall cumulative GPA and 3.2 GPA in their Justice major. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice.

Dr. Ryan Fortson, J.D., faculty advisor, moderated the ceremony. Dr. Marny Rivera, Dr. Sharon Chamard and Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty, also attended.

2014 Inductees:
Tahnee Conte-Seccareccia
Jacob Decker
Seth Dinkel
Leslie Erdman
Melissa Eury
Isabella Forshee
Camilla Hussein-Scott
Veronica Klyber
Anne Livingston
Frazier Manfull
Sean McErlane
Tenaya Stanton
Robin Stepetin
Chloe Thaman
Nicole Weber
Mariama Wiggins
Kayla Wilke

Friday, April 11, 2014

Walt Monegan, law enforcement veteran, speaks to students in JUST 110 classes

L to r: Walt Monegan and Dr. Allan Barnes pose
for a photo after class.
Walt Monegan, a law enforcement veteran who has served as Chief of the Anchorage Police Department, Commissioner of Public Safety, and most recently as Executive Director of the Alaska Native Justice Center, spoke to two of Dr. Allan Barnes' Introduction to Justice classes in March.

Mr. Monegan spoke about his journey into a law enforcement career, and also discussed community policing, police use of force, characteristics of a good police officer, and how students should approach applying to the Anchorage Police Department.