Monday, October 20, 2014

Dr. Myrstol presents violence against women research at Shepherd's Care Forum

Dr. Myrstol discusses findings from the Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS).
Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC), presented research on violence against women in Alaska at the recent Shepherd's Care Forum. The September 19 event was sponsored by the Church of Anchorage and held at the State Crime Lab. Dr. Myrstol presented findings from the Alaska Victimization Survey, which is an ongoing survey conducted by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) and the UAA Justice Center.

Lauree Morton presents information on victim services.
Lauree Morton, Executive Director of the CDVSA, also spoke at the forum, and presented information on the resources and services available statewide for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The forum's organizers noted that the goal of the forum was to better equip faith leaders to provide needed care for those suffering from issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to discover and connect them with resources  for victims in the Anchorage area.  Attendance included 67 individuals, representing 40 faith-based organizations and/or collaborating resource agencies.