Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
- Half of all women in Alaska experience intimate partner, sexual violence, or both (per a UAA Justice Center survey).
- Nearly 85% of Alaska Native women experience violence during their lifetimes (per a U.S. Department of Justice report).
- Alaska has the third highest rate of intimate partner violence against women (per a CDC survey report).
Providing advocacy, support and legal assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking reduces the probability of such violence reoccurring in the future and can help survivors move forward. Legal representation increases the possibility of successfully obtaining a protective order against an attacker.
Not everyone who has been affected by criminal activity wishes to be referred to as a victim. Some might prefer the term “survivor,” for example. To honor this experience, ANJC uses both terms.
We provide help navigating systems, intensive case management, referrals to services and community resources. Legal representation may be available to eligible participants. Our services are culturally sensitive.
- Emotional support and safety planning
- Assistance with obtaining a protective order
- Education about the criminal justice system
- Court accompaniment
- Assistance applying to the Violent Crime Compensation Board (VCCB) to cover crime related expenses or needs.
- Legal consultations, and in some cases, legal representation
- Referrals to services and resources such as:
- Health care
- Behavioral health
- Recovery services for substance misuse
- Additional legal service providers
No. Though we do not assist with Landlord/Tenant issues, we collaborate with a community partner Alaska Legal Services that may be able to help.
No, we do not provide criminal defense representation. Call the local Public Defender or ask the Court to appoint an attorney for you.