Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter holiday closure

The Justice Center, along with the rest of the UAA campus, will be closed for the winter holiday break from 12:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. We will reopen for our normal business hours on Monday, January 4, 2010. All of us at the Justice Center wish you a festive holiday season, with all best wishes as we enter a new year.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dr. Rosay authors Victim Assistance Academy Training Needs Assessment

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, authored the training needs assessment survey report for a planned Alaska State Victim Assistance Academy. The Academy will be coordinated by Victims for Justice, and is part of a nationwide program of Victims Assistance Academies funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The Academy will offer coursework and training in victimology, victims' rights, and victim services designed to meet the needs of victim service providers and allied professionals in Alaska.

A summary of the report also appeared in the Summer 2009 Alaska Justice Forum.

Prof. Periman judges "We the People" competition

Prof. Deborah Periman, Justice Center faculty, participated as one of the volunteer judges for the statewide final event of the "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition on December 1. "We the People" is a national educational program developed to educate young people about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Eleven high school teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Wasilla competed in this event in Anchorage sponsored by the Center for Civic Education. The West High School team won this year and will be going to Washington, D.C. in Spring 2010 for the national competition.

Three judges pictured above, left to right, Kristin Knudsen, Alaska Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; Deborah Periman, Justice Center faculty; Monica Kane, UAA Academic Affairs.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Spring 2010 tuition waiver

The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center will be offering a limited number of Tuition Waivers for the 2009-2010 Academic Year. Currently, we are accepting Tuition Waiver applications for the Spring 2010 semester.

Justice Center tuition waivers are awarded to recognize the student(s) who best represents those qualities we would most like to encourage in our students. These qualities include academic excellence and a willingness and ability to contribute to the field of justice and the program at UAA. Consideration may also be given to student financial need and affirmative action goals. Note: There are a limited number of tuition waiver credits awarded each academic year. Awarded tuition waiver credits may not cover 100% of tuition costs.


The eligible student must be an official justice major or officially admitted to the paralegal certificate program with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the justice major or paralegal program.


Justice Center tuition waiver applications can be picked up in the Justice Center office (LIB 213) or an application can be filled out and printed online.

Also attach a typewritten statement in which you explain why you feel you should be granted this tuition waiver. Your statement should include such things as quality classroom participation or presentations, research projects, internships, special projects, Justice Club and/or Alpha Phi Sigma activities, Student Showcase participation, and nature of your need if applicable. You may also present indicators of contributions to the Justice field and community and any other information about yourself which you feel supports your request for the tuition waiver.

Application deadline

All applications must be submitted to the Justice Center office no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Students who have been selected to receive a Spring 2010 tuition waiver, will be contacted by Friday, January 22, 2010. Justice Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, unless otherwise posted.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sexual assault research by Dr. Rosay cited in Anchorage Daily News AlaskaAlmanac

Justice Center sexual assault research by Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, was cited in the "AlaskaAlmanac" feature of the Anchorage Daily News, Saturday, December 5, 2009 edition.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dr. Rosay participates in Violence Against Indian Women in Indian Country Project

Dr. André Rosay meets with the National Institute of Justice and RTI International in Washington D.C. on Monday December 7, 2009, to discuss survey design parameters and instrumentation for a national prevalence study of violence against Indian women in Indian Country. The project is funded by the National Institute of Justice and Dr. Rosay serves as a consultant to RTI International. Dr. Rosay has been actively involved with the National Institute of Justice’s program of research on violence against Indian women in Indian Country. He has attended previous research meetings and presented to the Section 904 Violence Against Indian Women in Indian Country Task Force in Washington D.C. Dr. Rosay has also received funding from the National Institute of Justice to collaborate with Ada Pecos Melton and Dr. Duane Champagne to create a social science research guide for research in Indian Country.

Dr. Rivera assists Jackson County Treatment Courts with community education

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, is assisting Jackson County Treatment Courts in Oregon with agency and community education about their programs. Dr. Rivera has analyzed Adult Drug Court and Family Court data and provided results of analyses describing court participants, progress in drug courts, and outcomes. This information is in a slide show presentation. She is currently working on a text report of this data for the Courts.

Dr. Chamard reappointed to Anchorage Public Safety Advisory Commission

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, was reappointed by Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan to the Public Safety Advisory Commission (PSAC). The PSAC identifies broad public safety issues of concern to the citizens of the Municipality of Anchorage and advises the Mayor and the Assembly on these issues. Dr. Chamard was first appointed to the Commission in 2006. She currently serves as the Commission's Vice-Chair.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dr. Chamard interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 News about Homeless Leadership Team website

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, was interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 News as part of their November 29, 2009 report on the launch of a new website to educate the public about the activities of the Municipality of Anchorage Homeless Leadership Team. Dr. Chamard is a member of the Homeless Leadership Team and is coordinating the subcommittee that will compile data on the extent of the problem of chronic public inebriation in Anchorage.

See the Justice Center's Homelessness bibliography for other information about homelessness.