Claire Stremple - Alaska Beacon
Domestic violence advocates are scrambling to adequately fund the groups that keep one of the state’s most vulnerable populations safe.
Alaska Police Standards Council turns down plan to lower hiring age of corrections officers — for now
The Department of Corrections floated the proposal as a tool to combat its staff shortage, decreased applicant pool and high vacancy rate.
Advocates for domestic violence victims are seeking solutions as federal money goes to small Tribes with limited access to law enforcement.
Some Alaska shelters are building long-term housing to keep women safe.
Advocates say they have the money to house survivors, but no place to put them.
The state’s courts may use restorative justice programs, but those programs are not compatible with domestic violence cases yet.
Alaska State Troopers received new training in October aimed at keeping Tribal citizens safer.
They say significant increases in prevention work and community level support are necessary to slow the rate of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence in Alaska: Advocates link Alaska’s high rate of traumatic brain injury with domestic violence
Alaska has the highest rate of deaths from traumatic brain injury in the nation and among the highest rates of domestic violence.
The overall violent crime rate in the state is up slightly, with the murder rate rising 67% and the arson rate up more than 40% from 2021 to 2022.
Lower Kuskokwim School District students are pitting cultural and personal strengths against adversity.
The online document includes potential actions that can be taken by different groups like school districts, communities and legislators.
A report from the Association of Alaska School Boards noted that one in five young adults in Alaska isn’t connected to school or work.
Division of Public Assistance officials say they fell behind on newer applications for food aid while staff worked through backlogged cases.
Tristan Andrews was housed at the Anchorage Correctional Complex when he was pronounced dead on Aug. 29. He was 29 years old.
Stephen Colligan is Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s third attempt to fill the Board of Regents seat, after Bethany Marcum and Tuckerman Babcock.
The news of overall 4.7% growth systemwide comes after a five-year downward trend in student enrollment.
“We’re looking to figure out how we can go deeper into places of greatest need,” said AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith.
The goal is to teach Tlingit culture while applying the principles of science, technology, engineering and math education to canoe making.
The funding will serve residents in Alaska and other Western states.
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