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Rural justice a focus for Fabe in 'State of the Judiciary'

...courts must work together closely to ensure a system of rural justice delivery that responds to the needs of every village...courts."I appreciated Chief Justice Fabe's focus on rural justice," said Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka...
AFN delegates call for improved public safety on the important issues at Rural justice, and finding ways to improve...session, members of the Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission...state, gathering stories about rural justice and presenting recommendations...
Panel: Rural justice system needs work

The justice system in rural Alaska is a patchwork of programs that covers only some communities despite higher-than-average crime rates in the Bush, according to speakers at a daylong summit focusing on rural law enforcement. The gathering, which highlighted successes and failures of the system, was sponsored by the Alaska Federation of Natives, which is meeting this week in Anchorage.
Alaska courts taking new approach to rural justice

JUNEAU - Alaska Magistrate Mike Jackson of Kake first heard of "circle sentencing" in the mid-1990s, when alcohol-related problems in his village were burgeoning.
Alaska editorial: Alaska villages need better justice system co-chairman of the Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement could sidetrack the rural justice commission's work. But U...excuse for inaction. We hope the rural justice commission can produce consensus...
Native groups criticize changes in public safety officer program

...Native Association. Several Native organizations want Gov. Frank Murkowski to slow the effort and let an upcoming rural justice commission tackle the subject first. The overhaul began last year when Murkowski vetoed $960,000 from the VPSO...
Law would set up separate legal system for Native villages

...most attention in Alaska has focused on the new Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission. The commission is charged...Rather, it seeks a practical solution to the issue of rural justice and law enforcement," he said. The nine-member...
Alaska crime victims isolated

...A report this year by the federally appointed Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission recommends stronger anti-alcohol...have difficulties helping victims. According to the rural justice group, VPSOs are limited to protecting crime scenes...
Neighbors Digest survivors. AMSEA can be contacted directly at (907) 747-3287. Law enforcement commission to meet The Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Treadwell Room of the Baranof...
Alaska Digest

...We deserve justice in our smaller communities." Panelists, including most members of the newly formed Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission, also heard some successes, highlights and advice for improvement during the meeting...


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