Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Foreign Service Office and Peace Corps on campus this week - employment and internship opportunties

The Career Services Center is hosting the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service and the Peace Corps this week.  They have excellent internship and employment opportunities!  

Peace Corps
Date: Wednesday, October 31st
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm Information Session
Location: UAA Career Services Center Library, Rasmuson Hall 122

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service
Date: Thursday, November 1st
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Presentation/Information Session
Location: UAA Career Services Center Library, Rasmuson Hall 122

Please call 786-4513 or email uaa_career@uaa.alaska.edu if you have any questions. 

Podcast and video stream now available for presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences CDC Study by Dr. Anda

Childhood trauma expert, Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, spoke to over 100 students and community members at UAA on October 23. Dr. Anda described the ACE study and ways the University can help address critical issues related to child maltreatment.

This interactive presentation included a panel discussion with Dr. David Driscoll, Associate Dean for Research, and Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, UAA College of Health, and Elizabeth Ripley, Executive Director, Mat-Su Health Foundation. Dean Bill Hogan of the UAA College of Health was the moderator.

Dr. Anda discussing the ACE Study.

This program is available as a podcast. Click here.

Click here to view a streaming link to the video of the presentation.

Update: Complete video is now available through the UAA Justice Center YouTube channel. Watch:


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Dr. Myrstol interviewed by Anchorage Daily News about understanding crime rates

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, was interviewed by the Anchorage Daily News for the article, "Police: Anchorage crime down over last three decades," by Casey Grove published October 17, 2012.

The article discusses the FBI's Uniform Crime Rate data for Anchorage and includes an interview with Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew.  Dr. Myrstol outlines some of the difficulties in collecting and interpreting crime statistics, and the impact news coverage can have on the community's perception of the level of crime.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Childhood trauma expert Dr. Robert Anda with the Adverse Childhood Experiences study spoke at UAA on October 23

Dr. Robert Anda
Childhood trauma expert, Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, spoke to over 100 students and community members at UAA on October 23. Dr. Anda described the ACE study and ways the University can help address critical issues related to child maltreatment.

This interactive presentation included a panel discussion with Dr. David Driscoll, Associate Dean for Research, and Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, UAA College of Health, and Elizabeth Ripley, Executive Director, Mat-Su Health Foundation. Dean Bill Hogan of the UAA College of Health was the moderator.

This program was sponsored by the UAA College of Health, the Justice Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Department of Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work

Dr. Anda was in Anchorage to present at the Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference 2012.
The UAA College of Health, the Justice Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Department of Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work were also cosponsors of the conference.

Click here to view a streaming link to the video of the presentation.

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L to r: Dean Bill Hogan introducing Dr. Anda.


Dr. Anda addressing the audience.

L to right: Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation; UAA College of Health Dean Bill Hogan;
Dr. Robert Anda; Dr. David Driscoll, UAA College of Health Associate Dean of Research.



Monday, October 29, 2012

"Inside Job" film and discussion event on Thursday, November 8

 

Justice and Legal Studies students are invited to a 

UAA/APU Books of the Year film and discussion event!

 



See "Inside Job" - This 2012 documentary narrated by Matt Damon looks at the financial deregulation scandal and the ensuring global crisis which has impacted millions and still reverberates today.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Social Sciences Building (SSB) 118

Join us for popcorn, a movie, and discussion!

Questions? Contact Prof. Deb Periman dkperiman@uaa.alaska.edu or Dr. Ron Everett rseverett@uaa.alaska.edu.

LSAT prep 2-day workshop coming up on November 2 and 3

Thinking about law school? 
Don't miss this 2-day LSAT prep program!  

This is a video-aided interactive workshop.

Day 1: Friday, November 2, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day 2: Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Social Sciences Building (SSB) 119
Cost: Free to current UAA students and alumni

Video instruction covers LSAT strategies and provides practice testing for each section of the Law School Admissions Test.

Two days of review include:
  • reading comprehension
  • analytical reasoning
  • logical reasoning
  • writing sample

To make sure there are enough test booklets, please RSVP to Professor Deb Periman at dkperiman@uaa.alaska.edu.  Other questions? Contact the Justice Center at 786-1810.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dr. Payne presents at campus bookstore special event on researching police use of force

L to r: Dr. Troy Payne, Student Support Services Director
Kim Patterson, and ADN reporter Casey Grove.

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, was a panelist for the Campus Bookstore event, "Force and Enforcement: A Panel Discussion" on October 2. Dr. Payne, whose research includes community problem-solving, discussed the difficulties in researching the use of lethal and non-lethal police force, and the issues involved in collecting data on these incidents.

Other panelists were Dr. Kim Patterson, Director, UAA Student Support Services, and the author of Swift Justice: Leveling the Playing Field for America’s Re-entry Citizens, who focused on the need to review current police policies regarding use of force, and reporter Casey Grove, Anchorage Daily News, who discussed reporting on the recent use of police force incidents in Anchorage.

A podcast of this event is available here.

Victimization survey results show that over half of adult women in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence or both

The results of the 2012 Victimization Survey for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta were released at a press conference on October 22 in Bethel.  The troubling numbers show that:

  • Over half of adult women in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
  •  Nearly 17% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
  • One out of every four adult women in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and 
  • More than four out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

The survey was designed to measure the lifetime and past year exposure to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. It was conducted from March to May 2012 in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through a contract with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), with supplemental funding from the Governor's Choose Respect initiative to end the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Respondents were randomly selected by phone (using both land lines and cellphones).  Details of the survey are available at: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs

Pictured at the release of the Yukon-Kuskokwim results (l to r): Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center;
Michelle DeWitt, Executive Director, Tundra Women's Coalition; Lauree Morton, Executive Director,
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA); Katie TePas, Office of the Governor,
State of Alaska

More Information:
For more background on this project, visit http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs
For more information about CDVSA, visit http://www.dps.state.ak.us/CDVSA/
For more information about the Tundra Women's Coalition in Bethel, visit http://tundrapeace.org/

Below are links to media coverage of this event: 

Summer 2012 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum

The Summer 2012 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on public perceptions of judicial fairness in Alaska courts; the Bring the Kids Home Initiative, launched in 2004 to reduce the placement of emotionally disturbed children and youth in out-of-state facilities; a summary of current work being conducted by the Criminal Justice Working Group; and faculty news.

ARTICLES:

"Public Perceptions of Judicial Fairness" by Brad A. Myrstol and Cory R. Lepage

Despite the prominent role played by local courts in the justice system, research investigating public perceptions of local courts is scarce. This article uses data from the 2009 Anchorage Community Survey to examines public perceptions of judicial fairness in Alaska criminal courts.

"'Bring the Kids Home': Alaska Community-Based Treatment for Children and Youth" by Barbara Armstrong

For a long time, children and youth in Alaska with severe emotional disturbances and challenging behaviors had few in-state options for treatment, most often being sent to out-of-state residential psychiatric treatment facilities. The Alaska Youth Initiative and the creation of more community-based services improved the situation in the 1980s, but by the late 1990s, the number of children sent out of state for treatment was again on the rise. This article described the Bring the Kids Home Initiative, launched in 2004 to address these circumstances and to develop a more cohesive system of in-state services.

"Criminal Justice Working Group Update"

A summary of current work being conducted by the Criminal Justice Working Group (CWCG): a pilot electronic discovery project in Juneau; a study of how court-appointed counsel in criminal cases are appointed; therapeutic DUI courts; the Prisoner Re-Entry Task Force; recidivism; and case management systems. CWCG is coordinated and staffed by the Alaska Judicial Council.

"Correction to Alaska Judicial Council Report"

The Alaska Judicial Council has issued a correction to the report Does the YLS/CMI Help to Prevent Recidivism disucssed in the Winter/Spring 2012 of the Alaska Justice Forum.

"Dr. Rosay Awarded Visiting Executive Research Fellowship With National Institute of Justice"

Dr. André B. Rosay, Justice Center Director, has been awarded a Visiting Executive Research Fellowship with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

"New Faculty"

Professor Ryan Fortson and Professor Kristin Knudsen have joined the Justice Center faculty as of the Fall 2012 semester.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Justice alumni group looking for grads - join us!

The Justice Alumni Group is our newest effort to keep in touch with alums -  and we are looking for our graduates!

We are part of the UAA Alumni Association and invite Justice alums to join us for special events, networking, mentoring students, re-engaging with faculty, and presenting guest lectures to classes. 

Bridgette Ellis, Justice '04, is the Alumni  Group Chair.  Contact her at bridgeellis@gmail.com.
Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice Center Acting Director, is the faculty advisor. You can reach him at arbarnes@uaa.alaska.edu or 786-1819.

Go to our new Alumni Page for details and to see news about some of our grads.  Send us your information so we can highlight you!  Go to our Justice Center and Alumni Events page to see upcoming activities.

Wanted: Women in law enforcement - 4th annual recruitment fair on October 24 on campus

Don't miss this event!


Date:  Wednesday, October 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where:  UAA Student Union, Upper Level  next to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex
Parking: Free in South Parking Lot (next to Student Union)
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Although Alaska's population is 48% female, only about 10% of sworn law enforcement officers are women.

Law enforcement agencies are actively recruiting for female officers. Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies statewide will be participating.

Sponsored by:
with the support of 

Dr. Brad Myrstol is the faculty coordinator. For more information, call the Justice Center at 786-1810.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Childhood trauma expert Dr. Robert Anda discusses his work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences study on October 23 at UAA

Dr. Robert Anda
Childhood trauma expert, Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, will be at UAA on October 23 to describe the ACE study and discuss ways  the University can help address critical issues related to child maltreatment.

This interactive presentation will include a panel discussion about what tomorrow's leaders - our students - need to know to make a difference.  Dean Bill Hogan of the UAA College of Health will be the moderator for this event.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307, UAA Campus
Cost: FREE - Open to the UAA and Anchorage community

This event is sponsored by the UAA College of Health, the Justice Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Department of Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work.
 

ALASKA CHILD MALTREATMENT CONFERENCE
Dr. Anda will also be speaking earlier on Tuesday, October 23, at the Alaska Childhood Maltreatment Conference at the Anchorage Hilton. He will be facilitating a workshop presentation, "Barriers to Change: A Public Health Approach to Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)," that includes 10 state leaders from the fields of behavioral health, public health, public safety, and child welfare. Click here for information on the conference.  The Justice Center, the College of Health (COH) and the COH entities noted above are also sponsors of the conference.

For more information about Dr. Anda and his research, visit his website.

Questions about Dr. Anda's UAA lecture? Please contact the UAA College of Health, Harriet Paule at 786-4852 or email anhrp@uaa.alaska.edu.

Drs. Garcia and Rivera present on community measurement methods to Division of Behavioral Health grantees

L to r: Dr. Garcia and Dr. Rivera take a moment
while attendees work in small groups.
Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, and Dr. Gabe Garcia, Department of Health Sciences, co-presented at an Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health Annual Behavioral Health Prevention Grantee Meeting on September 28 in Anchorage. The meeting was a 3-day opportunity for information gathering, knowledge transfer, skill development, networking and cross-grantee communication for Division of Behavioral Health grantees.

Dr. Rivera and Dr. Garcia presented a hands-on workshop, "Getting to Know Your Community: Measurement Methods Made Easy."  They introduced grantees to 1) quantitative and qualitative research skills to assist in identifying problems in their communities, 2) ways to demonstrate if there has been improvement in the problems by addressing factors related to those problems, and  3) how to make sense of the information collected about their communities in order to share what they learn with others. Attendees worked alone or in small groups to identify a real world problem and develop a research question.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prof. Knudsen presents to National Federation of Paralegal Associations conference

Prof. Knudsen emphasizes the need to check sources of information.
Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Justice faculty, shared advanced legal research techniques and strategies with attendees at the 2012 National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) conference in Anchorage on Thursday, September 27.

Her presentation included a discussion of the science of information, the distinctions between legal information and legal research, methods of planning legal research, and the unique aspects of researching in Alaska.

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, founded in 1974, is the first national paralegal association to be established in the U.S.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Drs. Rivera and Lepage to conduct survey of crime victims under U.S. Office for Victims of Crime grant

Dr. Marny Rivera and Dr. Cory Lepage, Justice faculty, will be research partners with the Alaska Victim Legal Assistance Network under a grant awarded by the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Dr. Rivera and Dr. Lepage will develop and conduct a survey of crime victims to determine the legal needs that have arisen in connection with their victimization.  The Alaska Victim Legal Assistance Network members will then provide assistance and services that are identified by the needs assessment.

The grant project is scheduled to begin November 1, 2012. Alaska Victim Legal Assistance Network partner agencies and key stakeholders include: Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), Alaska Immigration Justice Project (AIJP), Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (ANDVSA), UAA Justice Center, Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), Alaska Office of Victims' Rights (OVR), Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC), Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB), Alaska Department of Health and Social Services - Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project (AFVPP), Alaska Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit (DOL), and Municipality of Anchorage Prosecutors Office.

Wanted: Women in law enforcement - 4th annual recruitment fair on campus on October 24

Don't miss this event!

 

Date:  Wednesday, October 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where:  UAA Student Union, Upper Level  next to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex
Parking: Free in South Parking Lot (next to Student Union).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Although Alaska's population is 48% female, only about 10% of sworn law enforcement officers are women.

Law enforcement agencies are actively recruiting for female officers. Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies statewide will be participating.

Sponsored by:
with the support of 

Dr. Brad Myrstol is the faculty coordinator. For more information, call the Justice Center at 786-1810.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Justice Club meets Monday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m.

Join other Justice and Legal Studies students at the next Justice Club meeting:

DATE:  Monday, October 8, 2012
TIME:  1:00 p.m.
PLACE:  SSB 223


2012-2013 Officers:
President: Daniel Reinhard
Vice-President/Club Council Rep: Phil Parmenter
Secretary: Chris Hardwick
Treasurer: Kyle Mansfield

Advisors:  Dr. Troy Payne & Prof. Jason Brandeis

Email the Justice Club at uaa_justiceclub@uaa.alaska.edu

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Childhood trauma expert Dr. Robert Anda describes his work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences study on October 23 at UAA

Dr. Robert Anda
Childhood trauma expert, Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, will be at UAA on October 23 to describe the ACE study and discuss ways  the University can help address critical issues related to child maltreatment.

This interactive presentation will include a panel discussion about what tomorrow's leaders - our students - need to know to make a difference.  Dean Bill Hogan of the UAA College of Health will be the moderator for this event.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wendy Williamson Auditorium, UAA Campus
Cost: FREE - Open to the UAA and Anchorage community

This event is sponsored by the UAA College of Health, the Justice Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Department of Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work.
 

 ALASKA CHILD MALTREATMENT CONFERENCE
Dr. Anda will also be speaking earlier on Tuesday, October 23, at the Alaska Childhood Maltreatment Conference at the Anchorage Hilton. He will be facilitating a workshop presentation, "Barriers to Change: A Public Health Approach to Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)," that includes 10 state leaders from the fields of behavioral health, public health, public safety, and child welfare. Click here for information on the conference.  The Justice Center, the College of Health (COH) and the COH entities noted above are also sponsors of the conference.

For more information about Dr. Anda and his research, visit his website.

Questions about Dr. Anda's UAA lecture? Please contact the UAA College of Health, Harriet Paule at 786-4852 or email anhrp@uaa.alaska.edu.

Victimization survey results show that almost half of the adult women in the Kodiak Island Borough have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence, or both, at some point in their lives

The results of the 2012 Victimization Survey for the Kodiak Island Borough have been released today.  The troubling numbers show that:
  • Nearly 44% of adult women in the Kodiak Island Borough have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
  • Over 6% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
  • More than 1 out of every 5 adult women in the Kodiak Island Borough have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and 
  • More than 1 out of every 3 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Because of the survey's limitations, these are conservative estimates. The survey was designed to measure the lifetime and past year exposure to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. It was conducted from March to May 2012 in the Kodiak Island Borough through a contract with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), and with the support of the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center, the Kodiak Area Native Association, the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, and the Filipino American Association of Kodiak. Respondents were randomly selected by phone (using both land lines and cellphones).  Details of the survey are available at: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs

RESOURCES
For additional information on the Alaska Victimization Survey, please visit http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs, or contact André Rosay with the UAA Justice Center or Lauree Morton with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (907-465-5503) http://www.dps.state.ak.us/CDVSA/

The Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center (KWRCC) provides resources and crisis services to the community, as well as a shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their crisis line is 907-486-3625 or toll free 1-888-486-3625.

The Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center offers a wide array of behavioral health services. To learn more about their services, please call 907-481-2400.

MEDIA COVERAGE
Below are links to media coverage of this event:

Dr. Rosay participates in national symposium on policing in northern and remote Canada

L to r: Alaska State Troopers Colonel Keith Mallard, Dr. Rosay, Alaska Senior Policy Advisor Katie Tepas,
and Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Joe Masters.  Not pictured Dr. Darryl Wood.
Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Professor, participated in a 2-day "Policing in Northern and Remote Canada" symposium, September 19 and 20,  in Whitehorse, Yukon, with Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Joe Masters, Alaska State Troopers Colonel Keith Mallard, and Katie TePas, State of Alaska Senior Policy Advisor and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Initiative Coordinator.

The Alaska public safety officials discussed the  "The Alaska Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) Program," and Dr. Rosay was a member of the panel.

Justice Center affiliate faculty member, Dr. Darryl Wood of Washington State University Vancouver, was a co-panelist with Katie TePas for a discussion on "The Dynamics of Justice in Northern and Remote Communities: A Research and Policy Perspective."

The goal of the symposium was to help "identify gaps and priorities for policing in northern and remote communities where many unique challenges exist." A Canadian national research agenda on policing in these areas will be developed based on the perspectives and information presented at the conference. Click here for details on the event.


The event was hosted by the Government of the Yukon in partnership with the Council of Yukon First Nations, the Northern Institute of Social Justice, Government of the Northwest Territories, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) M Division and National Headquarters, and Public Safety Canada.

Map of the Canadian North.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Two from the Justice Center receive 10-year service recognition awards at faculty/staff convocation

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Professor and currently a Visiting Executive Research Fellow with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in Washington, D.C., and Alan McKelvie, Senior Research Associate with the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC)  housed at the Justice Center, each received recognition of 10-years of service to UAA at the Faculty/Staff Convocation on September 21.

See photos from event below.

Faculty and staff congregate for breakfast before the event.


UAA Chancellor Tom Case chats with people before the program.


UA President Patrick Gamble addresses faculty and staff.


Justice Center, College of Health, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, Dept. of Health Sciences, and School of Social Work among sponsors of 2012 Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference

The UAA Justice Center, College of Health, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Department of Health Sciences, and the School of Social Work are among the sponsors of the Alaska Children's Alliance 2012 Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference to be held October 22-24 at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel.  The theme of this year's conference is "Respect & Protect."

Robert Anda, M.D., M.S., co-founder and co-principal investigator of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Adverse Experiences (ACEs) Study, is a keynote speaker. Dr. Anda is a nationally recognized expert and is the author of over 200 publications.

The conference is presented by the Alaska Children's Alliance, a member of the National Children's Alliance. The Alaska Children's Alliance was established in 2004 with the mission to promote statewide multidisciplinary teams to serve maltreated children and their families in a culturally appropriate way. The Alliance provides training and technical assistance, including the Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference.