Restorative Justice: Past & Present


For thousands of years, Alaska communities maintained their own ways of resolving disputes.
Today, dozens of rural towns and villages have no law enforcement presence at all -- meanwhile, Alaska’s rates of sexual assault and domestic violence consistently rank among the highest in the nation, more than half of Alaskan women will experience intimate partner or sexual violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 30 percent of Alaskans report a lack of victims services in their area, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
What happened? The answer traces back to 1959, statehood, and the application of Public Law 280, which extends state criminal and some civil jurisdiction into Indian country -- effectively ending local law enforcement for communities around the state.


Title: Restorative Justice: Past & Present

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Retro Local - Station Segments

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: Alaska Public Media

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 10/11/2019

Runtime: 00:05:39

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Language: English


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