• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 31, No. 3-4 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015)

      Fortson, Ryan; Carbaugh, Jacob A.; May, Jeff D.; Kimmel, Mara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      The Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum is devoted primarily to issues related to tribal courts in Alaska, including how they function, measures of their effectiveness, restorative justice, and past and future issues regarding tribal court jurisdiction.
    • 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 Trial Court Case Filing Statistics, 2005–2012

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Fortson, Ryan (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-04)
      This fact sheet describe case filings, caseloads, and types of cases filed in Alaska’s trial courts (Superior Court and District Court) during fiscal years (FY) 2005–2012. Data were extracted from Alaska Court System annual statistical reports. The report examines data on case filings, caseloads, and types of cases filed in Superior and District courts.
    • A College Student's Guide to Landlord/Tenant Relations in Alaska

      Fortson, Ryan (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-01-01)
      This guide for Alaska students preparing to rent an apartment gives answers to essential questions about renting an apartment, tenant rights, and landlord/tenant law in Alaska. The guide, structured in a question and answer format, covers renting an apartment, leases and subleases, living in the apartment, problems with the apartment, landlord powers, evictions, moving out, and public housing. The guide expands upon the "Housing" chapter (https://www.alaskabar.org/servlet/content/entering_the_real_world.html#Housing) for the Alaska Bar Association web publication Alaska Youth Law Guilde: A Handbook for Teens and Young Adults (https://www.alaskabar.org/servlet/content/youth_law_guide.html).
    • Current Issues Regarding Alaska Tribal Court Jurisdiction

      ; Fortson, Ryan (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article examines some of the unresolved issues that will shape tribal court jurisdiction in Alaska in coming years.
    • Key Acts and Cases for Alaska Tribal Court Jurisdiction

      Fortson, Ryan (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article provides an annotated survey of Alaska and federal case law and statutes tracing the development of tribal court jurisdiction in Alaska.
    • Legal Representation and Custody Determinations

      Fortson, Ryan; Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-09-12)
      Do lawyers matter in case outcomes, and can this be shown empirically? A recently published study of initial custody disputes suggests that having an attorney can result in a more favorable outcome for the client, but only if the other side is not also represented by an attorney.
    • NO MORE: Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

      Fortson, Ryan; Gerdts, Simona (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2014-04-11)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation describes the "NO MORE at UAA" campaign to increase greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The campaign, co-branded with the "NO MORE" national campaign, was launched at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) during the week of March 17, 2014 as a precursor to National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign was part of a degree capstone project initiated and coordinated by Justice B.A. students Simona Gerdts and Kristen Speyerer through the UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL).
    • NO MORE: Silence in the Dark

      Rivera, Marny; Breager, Randi; Street, Rhonda; DeLesline, Dave; Eddy, Shannon; Trujillo, Angelia; Fortson, Ryan (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2014-04-10)
      The podcast of the March 19 event "NO MORE Silence in the Dark" about domestic violence and sexual assault is now on the Justice Center website. Click here for the podcast. Speakers included Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty; Randi Breager, Alaska State Troopers Program Coordinator; Officer Rhonda Street and Officer Dave DeLesline, Anchorage Police Department; Shannon Eddy, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) Legal Project Staff Attorney; Dr. Angelia Trujillo, UAA School of Nursing, Forensic Nurse Examiner. Dr. Ryan Fortson, Justice Center faculty, was the moderator. The program was sponsored by the UAA Justice Center and Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Xi chapter, national criminal justice honor society. Senior Justice majors/Legal Studies minors Simona Gerdts and Kristen Speyerer planned and coordinated this event as part of their capstone project through the UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL). The students made contact with the "NO MORE" national campaign which has the goal of increasing greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • A Survey of Studies on Judicial Selection

      Fortson, Ryan; Knudsen, Kristin S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-09-01)
      The Alaska legislature is considering a bill — Senate Joint Resolution 3 — that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to change the composition of the Alaska Judicial Council and the way its members are selected. The Alaska Judicial Council plays a constitutionally-mandated role in the selection of Alaska’s judges and also makes recommendations to voters concerning retaining or not retaining judges as part of the judicial retention election process. This article reviews selected existing studies relevant to potential effects of this proposed change to the council composition — studies that examined judicial effectiveness, responsiveness of judges to public opinion, and public perception of judges. Also provided are flowcharts of the selection processes for members of the Alaska Judicial Council and of judges of the Alaska Court System; a detailed table of judicial selection methods in U.S. states and the District of Columbia; and a bibliography.
    • Survey of Tribal Court Effectiveness Studies

      Fortson, Ryan; Carbaugh, Jacob A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article examines empirical studies that have been conducted on the effectiveness of tribal courts, both in terms of reduction in recidivism and participant attitudes, and a look at some of the challenges to implementing a tribal court effectiveness study in Alaska.
    • Tribal Courts and Minor Consuming Alcohol Cases: Researching Recidivism and Responsiveness

      Fortson, Ryan; Lepage, Cory R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04-04)
      This presentation provides an overview of issues involved in researching recidivism and response to underage drinking in Alaska tribal courts.