Legal Policy Updates

H.R. 1620 Violence Against Women Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted and passed H.R. 1620 Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization on March 17, 2021. The bill has been sent to the U.S. Senate for consideration. The reauthorization features expanded provisions that will improve protections for Alaska Native and Native American women.

New Baseline Report on Alaska’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn and Girls

Data for Indigenous Justice recently released a new baseline report on Alaska’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn and Girls. Available here: We Are Calling To You

ANJC Provided Testimony to Four Efforts in Late 2020

Our team regularly provides feedback to federal partners regarding justice funding for restorative justice and victim services, and education regarding solutions for addressing the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. During the height of the pandemic ANJC submitted written testimony for the following consultations: The Administration for Children and …

Alaska Criminal Justice Commission Report Shows Low Prosecution Rate for Sex Offenses

In October 2020, the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission released its 2020 Annual Report. Among the findings, in 2018-2019 Alaska law enforcement referred 621 sex offense cases for prosecution to the Department of Law. However, only 322 referrals were accepted for prosecution as a sex offense. This means that barely 50% …

High Rates of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Alaska

In a recent study by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Anchorage was listed as having the third highest number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIW), and Alaska ranks fourth in the nation for the highest number of MMIW cases. As a direct service provider offering victim and …

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