Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Justice Center research cited in First Alaskans magazine profile of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters

Data from the Alaska Victimization Survey conducted by the Justice Center is cited in an article in First Alaskans magazine, "Alaska's Top Cop," about Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters. The magazine is a publication of the First Alaskans Institute.

The June/July 2012 issue features a profile of Commissioner Masters and his efforts to fight violence against women and to increase the number of Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) in Alaska villages.  Commissioner Masters was an early advocate of the need for a victimization survey in Alaska. Update: The article was republished online by the Alaska Dispatch on 16 Oct 2012.

The Alaska Victimization Survey is an ongoing research project of the Justice Center.  Results are available for the 2010 statewide estimates, and 2011 estimates from Bristol Bay, the City of Fairbanks, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the Municipality of Anchorage.