|Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe opens the conference.|
|L to r: Diane Casto and Dr. Marny Rivera.|
Dr. Rivera and Ms. Casto presented "Underage Drinking: Research, Evaluation, and Related Efforts," and focused on:
- existing research on underage drinking in Alaska
- the value of researching minor consuming enforcement and response
- related efforts in Alaska and nationwide
- reducing underage drinking in Alaska
|(2nd from right) Tribal Judge Ellen Sovalik, |
Native Village of Barrow, discusses how cases are
handled in tribal court.
Other topics presented were "Sample Approaches from Sitka, Barrow, and Kenai," "Tribal Alternatives Sentencing Approaches," "What Happens Once the State is Involved," and "Implementing New Approaches." All the conference materials are available on the Alaska Court website. [Update: now archived at the UAA Justice Center website.]
Judge Eric Smith, 3rd Judicial District Superior Court, is the chair of the Minor Consuming Alcohol Subcommittee.
|Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger (standing) moderates a panel discussing how different|
tribal courts handle MCAs.
|Superior Court Judge Eric Smith moderated two of the sessions.|
|Some of the conference participants.|