How the ANJC Advocacy for Victims Program Can Assist You:
The Alaska Native Justice Center supports individuals who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a partner or are seeking assistance with a civil legal issue related to family law such as divorce, separation, child custody, support or a protective order.
The ANJC Advocacy for Victims program may be able to assist you with civil legal attorney representation or pro se advocacy assistance. Please visit our office to complete an intake form.
Free Legal Clinics are available to individuals who need assistance completing Child Custody or Divorce/Dissolution forms. Please check our calendar for the next available clinic.
The Importance of ANJC’s Family Law Program:
Alaska has the highest rate of sexual assault and domestic violence (2.84 times the national average). This is compounded by the fact that sexual assault and domestic violence against Alaska Native women is 9.7 times higher than women of other ethnicities. To respond to the increasing problem, the ANJC established the Ch’ani yet, Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Program in 2008.
There are many factors that often cause Alaska Natives to be re-victimized in the court process, some of which include: Lack of access to legal services designed to address victims’ needs; Unawareness of how to obtain the needed legal services; Inability to afford legal representation. The Alaska Native Justice Center, offers a broad range of services that particularly assist Alaska Native victims of domestic violence/sexual assault.