Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Justice Center research cited by Senator French in Anchorage Daily News Compass article

Alaska State Senator Hollis French (D-Anchorage), cited UAA Justice Center research in his May 8, 2012 Anchorage Daily News Compass piece, "Lawmakers, governor team up in crime fight."

He noted, "Research by the acclaimed UAA Justice Center shows that when villages have a VPSO [Village Public Safety Officer], sexual assault cases are more than three times more likely to be accepted for prosecution and levels of physical injury to victims are significantly reduced."

These study results are from the researcher-practitioner partnership between the Justice Center and the Alaska State Troopers. This partnership was funded by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).