Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dr. Rosay invited to NIJ’s Violence Against Women in Indian Country researchers’ meeting

Dr. André Rosay was invited to provide feedback from the research community regarding the program development work associated with Title IX, Section 904a, of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005. The U.S. Congress has mandated that NIJ conduct studies that will (1) examine violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women; (2) evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state, tribal, and local response to violence against women; and (3) propose recommendations to increase effectiveness. Dr. Rosay had previously participated in the Inaugural Section 904 Violence Against Women in Indian Country Task Force meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice on August 20, 2008.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dr. Rosay commissioned by NIJ on research principles in Native communities

Dr. Rosay was commissioned by the National Institute of Justice to create guiding principles for conducting social science research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities and recommendations for further action. His co-authors are Dr. Duane Champagne, Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and Ms. Ada Pecos-Melton, President of American Indian Development Associates (AIDA).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Spring 2009 academic information

Academic information online for the spring semester includes a complete list of Justice Center Spring 2009 course offerings, course syllabi, and faculty office hours.

Spring 2009 room changes

Several classrooms have changed from what is listed in printed schedules:
  • JUST110 — Intro to Justice (Rivera), TR 4:00-5:15 PM: moved from ARTS 116 to RH 11
  • JUST 330 — Justice & Society (Barnes), TR 10:00-11:15 AM: moved from SSB 118 to SSB 250
  • JUST/SOC 203 — Juvenile Delinquency (Cromer), TR 11:30 AM-12:45: moved from ESH 214 to ARTS 116
  • JUST 490 — Criminal Mind (Rivera), TR 1:00-2:15 PM: moved from PSB 166 to LIB 214

Requesting letters of recommendation

Students frequently request letters of recommendation from faculty members for financial aid, job applications, applications to graduate or law schools, or other purposes. Forms for requesting letters of recommendation from Justice Center and other UAA faculty can be filled out online and printed (though they cannot be saved online).

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fall 2008 issue of Alaska Justice Forum

The Fall 2008 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum reports on assaults in domestic violence incidents in Alaska communities served primarily by the Alaska State Troopers; the trajectories of juvenile delinquency careers among youth in Anchorage and Fairbanks; and results of a community survey of residents of Northeast Anchorage on public safety and community satisfaction.

Professor Deborah Periman co-organizer of statehood anniversary event

The UAA Justice Center, 8 Stars of Gold, and the ACLU presented a special free event, “Our Alaska Constitution – The Next 50 Years” at UAA on January 9, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The event was co-organized by Professor Periman and Jeff Mittman, ACLU Alaska Chapter Executive Director.

The program included a keynote address by Juneau Mayor and former Alaska Attorney General Bruce Botelho and a panel presentation, "At the Constitutional Convention," with convention delegate Vic Fischer, Chief Clerk Katie Hurley, and former State Senator Arliss Sturgulewski, along with constitutional scholar Douglas Pope. Broadcast journalist Rhonda McBride moderated the event. Also featured were performances by the Anchorage Concert Chorus, Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim Tsimshian Dancers and readings from the Constitutional Convention by the Bartlett High School Drama Team.

A copy of the program booklet, Our Alaska Constitution: The Next 50 Years can be viewed online.

Fall 2009 Justice & Paralegal internship application deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2009 internships is Friday, February 20, 2009. Please note that internships (JUST 495) are not offered during the summer. For further information including future deadlines and application forms, see Justice Internships: Information and Required Forms or Paralegal Internships: Information and Required Forms.