ANJC is at the center of Alaska’s justice advocacy conversation
With many partners, we are involved in numerous local, regional and statewide commissions, boards and committees.
ANJC is a member of the Alaska Criminal Justice Data Analysis Commission. The Commission’s research agenda and priorities are based on Article I, Sections 7 and 24 of the Alaska Constitution, and the issues of most pressing concern to the criminal justice system. The Commission conducts data analysis, research, reports, or studies necessary to understand the functions, operations, and outcomes of the criminal justice system, and to identify areas for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
The commission’s goal is to increase fairness and access to the courts for all Alaskans and is co-chaired by Alaska Supreme Court Justices Peter Maassen and Susan Carney.
The AJiC Steering Committee provides the AJiC with ongoing input and guidance. The AJiC Steering Committee comprises key criminal justice policymakers and stakeholders. The Alaska Justice Information Center’s mission is to compile, analyze, and report on criminal justice topics to policymakers and practitioners in order to improve public safety, to increase criminal justice system accountability, and to reduce recidivism.
Children in Need of Aid (CINA) Court Improvement Program
(in partnership with CITC)
The CINA Court Improvement Program monitors and improves the way the court system handles child in need of aid cases, and enhances coordination between the court system and other agencies and Tribes involved in CINA cases.
Council for the Advancement for Alaska Natives (CAAN)
ANJC is a member of CAAN, a committee of Alaska Federation of Natives, which represents the statewide interests and priorities of the 12 Alaska Native regional nonprofits and other statewide Alaska Native nonprofits including First Alaskans Institute, Alaska Native Health Board, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and RurAL CAP.
ANJC has submitted the following resolutions which were passed at the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention. These resolutions and others related to addressing Alaska’s public safety crisis and access to justice services remain top priorities for ANJC’s work within AFN’s CAAN committee.
- 18-10: Supporting changes in the alaska statutes to make the conduct involved in the recent case involving an assault on a native woman a sex offense and support for a general review of the alaska statutes regarding sex offenses by the criminal justice commission
- 18-11: Calling for an outside investigation of the disparate treatment in the alaska criminal justice system of cases involving alaska native offenders and victims
Additional Tribal Justice and ICWA initiatives
We facilitate monthly meetings with organizational partners such as Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Native American Rights Fund, and the legal teams from several Alaska Native regional nonprofits to address emergent legal and policy issues affecting the communities we serve. Our commitment to streamlining efforts, maximizing resources, and addressing complicated social justice issues drives these efforts.