• 2010 Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey: A Look at Adult Attitudes, Perceptions, and Norms

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy; McMullen, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-07-12)
      The Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey (AUDS) was conducted to assess adults’ recent exposure to Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol media campaign about underage drinking, as well as adult attitudes, norms, and perceptions regarding the underage drinking problem in Anchorage. Our interest was in understanding community perceptions regarding the extent of the underage drinking problem, underage access to alcohol through social and retail outlets, consequences of underage drinking, and laws and policies designed to reduce underage drinking and the consequences stemming from it. The survey contained six major sections: (1) underage drinking problem, (2) adult influences on underage drinking, (3) alcohol consumption, (4) responses to underage drinking, (5) public service advertisements, and (6) respondent background information.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2013)

      Rivera, Marny; Coté, Shirley; Chamard, Sharon; Green, Melissa S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-06-01)
      The Summer 2013 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on reducing sales of alcohol to underage persons, leading causes of death including homicide and suicide, experience of racism in Anchorage, selection and evaluation of Alaska judges since 1984, and an update from the Criminal Justice Working Group.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 33, No. 2-3. (Summer/Fall 2016) 

      Hall, Tiffany; Armstrong, Barbara; Carns, Teresa White; Parker, Khristy; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-12-23)
      The Summer/Fall 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on the Recover Alaska intitiative to address Alaska's alcohol-related problems; therapeutic courts in Alaska; findings of the Alaska Judicial Council's analysis of felony sentencing patterns in Alaska in 2012–2013; outcomes of the Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) program in Bethel seen through the lens of Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets; and a farewell from Barbara Armstrong, whose eight-year tenure as editor of the Alaska Justice Forum is ending with this issue.
    • Analysis of Strategies Designed to Reduce Sales of Alcohol and Tobacco to Underage Persons: A Preliminary Report

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-01-19)
      Alaska has one of the highest per capita alcohol consumption rates in the nation, and the prevalence of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse at 14 percent is twice the national average of seven percent. Of special concern is the prevention of alcohol use by adolescents. This study, prepared for the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC), focuses on identifying ways that enforcement practices for alcohol sales could be modified to achieve higher compliance rates with age-of-sale laws, comparable to those seen in tobacco enforcement. Recommendations are made in the areas of enforcement efforts, funding and resources, enlisting a multiple-pronged strategy, and onging data collection and evaluation.
    • Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey: Assessing Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs About the Underage Drinking Problem and Responses to It

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-04-17)
      This slide presentation, prepared for a town hall meeting in Anchorage, AK, presents results from a survey conducted in 2010-2011 of a random sample of adult Anchorage residents on adult perceptions of underage drinking and responses to it.
    • Problems and Costs Associated With Underage Drinking

      Parker, Khristy (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-01-01)
      This research overview presents the most recent information (2007) on the public problems and costs of underage drinking in the U.S. and in Alaska, and describes Alaska's response. In 2007, Alaska was ranked 39th among U.S. states for total costs of underage drinking, but had the highest costs of underage drinking per youth, nearly twice the national average.
    • Recover Alaska: Healing Alaska's Alcohol Problems

      Rivera, Marny; Hall, Tiffany (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-12-23)
      This article provides an overview of the strategies being implemented by the Recover Alaska initiative in its mission to reduce excessive alcohol use and related harm in Alaska by influencing social norms and perceptions about alcohol use and abuse. Includes a list of online resources.
    • Strategies to Reduce Sales of Alcohol and Tobacco to Underage Persons

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-06-12)
      Effective compliance checks and enforcement of laws regarding sale sof age-restricted products such as alcohol and tobacco are associated with reductions in underage use of such those substances. This slide show presents recent research and offers recommendations to reduce underage sales of alcohol and tobacco to underage persons in Alaska.
    • 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.
    • TAAV Program Evaluation: Key Findings

      Parker, Khristy (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2015-10-23)
      Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) is a violence prevention and youth empowerment program at the Tundra Women’s Coalition (TWC) for teenagers living in Bethel, Alaska. Participation is voluntary and open for any interested teens aged 12-18. TWC and TAAV partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Justice Center to conduct an evaluation of the TAAV program through a one-time survey of former and current adult members (over 18 years of age) of TAAV. Pursuant to TAAV objectives, the focus of the evaluation was placed on examining efforts in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, building healthy relationships, encouraging sobriety, and suicide prevention.
    • Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) Program Evaluation

      Parker, Khristy; Rosay, André B.; DeWitt, Michelle; Arnold, Eileen (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-10)
      Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) is a violence prevention and youth empowerment program at the Tundra Women’s Coalition (TWC) for teenagers living in Bethel, Alaska. Participation is voluntary and open for any interested teens aged 12-18. TWC and TAAV partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Justice Center to conduct an evaluation of the TAAV program through a one-time survey of former and current adult members (over 18 years of age) of TAAV. Pursuant to TAAV objectives, the focus of the evaluation was placed on examining efforts in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, building healthy relationships, encouraging sobriety, and suicide prevention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Youth Alcohol Access, Consumption, and Consequences in Anchorage, Alaska: 2012 Update

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy; McMullen, Jennifer (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-12-10)
      This report identifies indicators of underage drinking in Anchorage, Alaska, which can be used in assessing changes brought about by strategies designed to reduce underage access to alcohol and consequences associated with underage drinking. Indicators are addressed under the categories of underage access to alcohol, social norms and perceptions associated with underage drinking, alcohol consumption patterns, and consequences of underage drinking. Consequences examined include school-related consequences, risky behavior, and legal consequences of underage drinking. Alcohol abuse by people under 21 years of age requiring substance abuse treatment, health and safety consequences of underage drinking, and economic consequences of underage drinking are also discussed.
    • Youth Alcohol Access, Consumption, and Consequences in Anchorage, Alaska: Identification of Indicators

      Rivera, Marny; McMullen, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2010-12-15)
      This report identifies indicators of underage drinking in Anchorage, Alaska, which can be used in assessing changes brought about by strategies designed to reduce underage access to alcohol and consequences associated with underage drinking. Indicators are addressed under the categories of underage access to alcohol, social norms and perceptions associated with underage drinking, alcohol consumption patterns, and consequences of underage drinking. Consequences examined include school-related consequences, risky behavior, and legal consequences of underage drinking. Alcohol abuse by people under 21 years of age requiring substance abuse treatment, health and safety consequences of underage drinking, and economic consequences of underage drinking are also discussed.