Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Alaska Federation of Natives cites Alaska Victimization Survey data in letter to Congressman Young about Violence Against Women Act

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) cite Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) data and other Justice Center research on violence against Ahtna and Athabascan women in a May 7, 2012 letter to Alaska Congressman Don Young. [Update: the letter is no longer available online.]

The letter urges Congressman Young  to "include provisions that will enable Tribal governments in Alaska to more effectively combat an epidemic of domestic violence aginst Native American and Alaska Native women, as you consider any Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) authorization."

The AFN website also has a link to the UAA Justice Center  Alaska Victimization Survey webpage.