KeywordAlaska Criminal Justice Working Group (CJWG)
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AbstractThe Winter 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum leads off with an article on a recent Ninth Circuit decision holding that a Washington state law denying felons the right to vote is a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Other articles include profiles of correctional populations in Alaska and the U.S., an update on the work of the Criminal Justice Working Group, a pilot program aimed at reducing probation revocations rates, a study of juvenile probation officer workloads, and a discussion of the Language Interpreter Center, which works to provide qualified interpreters in legal, medical, social services, and educational settings statewide.
Table of Contents"Felon Disenfranchisement and the Voting Rights Act — Farrakhan v. Gregoire: 'A Crowd of One'" by Deborah Periman / "Alaska Offender Profile 2009" / "Correctional Populations 2008" / "Criminal Justice Working Group Update" by Teresa White Carns / "Project HOPE for Alaska" by Teresa White Carns / "Juvenile Probation Officer Workload and Caseload Study" by André B. Rosay and Thomas S. Begich / "The Language Interpreter Center and Interpretation in Alaska" / "Alaska Offender Profile 2009: Supplemental Table" / "The Language Interpreter Center and Interpretation in Alaska: Supplementary Figure and Table"
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationAlaska Justice Forum 26(4), Winter 2010
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