• Academy Expands Medical Forensic Care and Response

      Casto, L. Diane; Trujillo, Angelia (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-09-12)
      The Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy, the first of its kind in the nation, trains nurses and health care providers to support victims of interpersonal violence in a trauma-informed manner and to preserve potential evidence and information for future prosecutions.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Fall 2019) 

      Johnson, Ingrid D.; Breager, Randi; TePas, Katherine H.; Randolph, Henry; Dunham, Barbara; Casto, L. Diane; Trujillo, Angelia; Fortson, Ryan; Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-09-12)
      The Alaska Justice Forum has resumed publication with our Fall 2019 issue. In this issue we explore a study of Alaska sexual assault survivor experiences; recent changes to Alaska sex offense law; an innovative academy that trains health care providers to support victims of interpersonal violence; and how legal representation affects custody determinations in divorce cases.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence the Aleutian/Pribilof Island Region

      Casto, L. Diane; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2018-03-13)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of key results from the 2014–2015 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) for the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region, which was conducted from April to June 2014 and May to August 2015, with results released on March 13, 2018 in Unalaska. Findings include: * 45% of adult women in the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * More than two out of every five adult women in the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime; and * One in four women in the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.
    • Elder Abuse: More Than 1 in 9 Alaskan Women 60+ Experienced Abuse in the Past Year (transcript)

      Rosay, André B.; Casto, L. Diane (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2017-06-14)
      [This is a transcript of a video presentation, which can be found at https://youtu.be/DT5KdyOmNJE.] Dr. Andre Rosay, director of the Justice Center at University of Alaska Anchorage, presents findings from the Alaska Victimization Survey with L. Diane Casto, executive director of the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), which funds the Alaska Victimization Survey. Results show that 11.5% or 1 in 9 Alaskan women aged 60 and older experienced psychological or physical abuse in the past year.
    • Underage Drinking: Research, Evaluation, and Related Efforts

      Rivera, Marny; Casto, L. Diane (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04-04)
      This presentation summarizes existing research on and effort to reduce underage drinking in Alaska, emphasizing the value of research to assist in addressing minor consuming alcohol (MCA) enforcement and response.