On October 1, 2016, CITC and the Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) entered into a new era of partnership intended to strengthen ANJC’s services. ANJC, formerly a CITC sister organization, has been integrated into the CITC family as a non-profit subsidiary.
“ANJC will continue to promote justice through culturally based advocacy as it operates as an independent subsidiary of CITC,” said CITC President and CEO Gloria O’Neill. “ANJC’s existing services not only complement CITC’s, but have many areas of connection. This move aligns ANJC’s services more closely with CITC’s to create a stronger continuum of opportunities for participants.”
Established in 1993 by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) as a tribal nonprofit, ANJC addresses Alaska Natives’ unmet needs within the Alaska civil and criminal justice system. The organization offers adult reentry, coaching and mentoring, youth advocacy, and family law services to participants of all ethnicities while keeping its initiatives rooted in Alaska Native culture.
In addition to leveraging CITC’s grant-writing capabilities and funding sources to ensure ANJC programming sustainability, both organizations will work closely to develop a strong alignment of services, offering seamless access to participants and broadening connections and community resources.
Existing ANJC activities and events, such as its annual fundraiser, will continue. Please keep an eye out for a Save the Date, coming soon, for the 2017 ANJC Fundraiser.