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UAA. Justice Center records

University of Alaska Anchorage Records
Guide to the UAA. College of Health. Justice Center records

Collection number: UAA-0126.
Creating office: UAA. College of Health. Justice Center.
Series title: UAA. College of Health. Justice Center records.
Dates: 1973-2005.
Volume of series: 21.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Series summary: Records of the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center.

Administrative history:
The UAA Criminal Justice Center was established by the Alaska State Legislature in 1975 as an entity within the statewide University of Alaska system, operating directly under the President of the University. In 1977 the center was reassigned to report to the Chancellor of the Southcentral Region at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The name of the center was changed to the Justice Center in 1979. In 1982, a reorganization of UAA established the School of Justice, which included the Justice Center, as well as academic programs. The Justice Center established the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, which is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, in 1984.  In 1988, the School of Justice was expanded into a School of Public Affairs. The Justice Center became part of the College of Health in 1996 to reflect the fact that many of the issues that the center researches relate to public health.

Agency functions:
The UAA Justice Center has a mandate to provide statewide justice-related education, research, and service. The degrees offered by the center include a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, a Minor in Justice, a B.A. in Legal Studies, a Minor in Legal Studies, and an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. The center also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies and a Certificate as a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) Paralegal. Areas of research include crime and crime prevention, domestic violence, bush justice, juvenile Justice, substance abuse, violence against women, and policing. The Justice Center also publishes the Alaska Justice Forum, a quarterly research publication that explores issues related to crime and the administration justice with a focus on Alaska issues. Members of the center’s faculty and staff have backgrounds in law, police, corrections, and public office and provide justice-related advice and assistance to participants in the legal, judicial, and legislative spheres.

Series description:
This series includes copies of the Alaska Justice Forum, administrative files, reading files, Advisory Board correspondence and minutes, grant files and applications, budget files, files related to bush justice, research files, files relating to natural gas transportation, program assessment files, self-study files, Nancy Fisher Memorial Award files, annual reports, Justice Center 25th Anniversary Open House files, Justice Center histories, and files relating to the Justice Center’s reorganization and restructuring. The series also contains photographs and VHS tapes of educational videos produced by the Justice Center, as well as an audiocassette of Angela Davis speaking at UAA.

Arrangement: Materials received prior to 2016 are arranged by document type. Materials received in 2016 are arranged in original order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: UAA. College of Health. Justice Center, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“History of the UAA Justice Center.” UAA. College of Health. Justice Center, September 2016.

Current records: Current Justice Center records are housed in the Justice Center.

Related materials:
Alaska Criminal Code Revision Commission. Project Director records; 1971-1978. HMC-0329. Staff services to the commission were provided by members of the Justice Center.

Custodial history: Materials in the series were first transferred to the Archives in 1984, with additional materials being transferred in 1988, 1989, and 2016.

Processing information: This series was described prior to 1990. The collection was further described and additional material added by Gwen Sieja in 2016.

Box 1 Alaska Justice Forum volumes 1-5
Box 2 H.B. 351, Administrative files, General correspondence
Box 3 Reading files 1975-1977
Box 4  Reading files 1977-1980
Box 5 Reading files 1976 – 1980
Box 6 Reading files Bronson  1975 – 1981
Box 7 Reading files 1976-1981
Box 8 Reading files 1976-1981
Box 9 Reading files 1983-1984
Box 10 Reading files 1982 – 1983
Box 11 Reading files 1983-1984
Box 12 Correspondence and minutes 1973 – 1978
Box 13 Grant applications phases 1 through 3 1974 – 1977
Box 14 Grant files 1974 – 1979
Box 15 Grant files 1974-1979
Box 16 Grant files 1974 – 1979
Box 17 Budget files
Box 18 Conference, paralegal studies, standards and goals 1972 – 1978
Box 19 Research file 1974 – 1978
Box 20 Alaska natural gas Transportation file an environmental impact statement 1975, 1979
Box 21 Alaska gas natural gas transportation file an environmental statement 1975, 1979
Box 22 Egan School of Public Affairs; Justice Center goals, objectives, and mission; accreditation self-study; program assessments; Nancy Fisher Memorial; annual report; Advisory Board
Box 23 Justice Center history, restructuring and reorganization
Box 24 University of organization, university relations, Academic Affairs task force, program review, Justice Center history, Stretcher Report, Alaska Judicial Council, immigration care, correspondence, book review, VHS tapes
Box 25 VHS tapes: McLaughlin Youth Center; Vigilantes in Alaska; Take Yourself Seriously: Drunk Driving, Rape Prevention; Preparing Your Will; Highlights of Justice Center Productions; Myron Angstman: Public Defender, Bethel; Bush Justice In Bethel; Two Homes; Alaska Corrections: A History; The Alaska Native Technical Assistance And Resource Center: Building Partnerships; Sentencing: A Delicate Balance; Drunk Driving; Alaska’s Guide To Complaining; Alaska Native Crafts; Cultural Identity Interviews; Cultural Identity PSA And Interviews With Della Keats; You Are The Court System; Alcohol in Rural Alaska; Coming To Anchorage: A Guide For Rural Alaskans; Crime Prevention and Jail Collection



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