Monday, March 15, 2010

Justice Center research cited by DPS Commissioner Masters

Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters cited Justice Center research that determined that the presence of a Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) in a community reduced the rates of serious injuries caused by assaults by 40 per cent, and that sexual assault cases originally reported to a VPSO were 3.5 times more likely to be accepted for prosecution by the Department of Law. The citation to this research appeared in an opinion piece in the Juneau Empire on March 10, 2010.