Source: (2014) Alaska Justice Forum. 31(3-4):6-11.

The Galena District Court has been working closely with interested agencies and communities in the Fourth Judicial District to better connect the Alaska Court System and otherjustice system agencies to the rural villages they serve. This effort to bring court to the people has resulted in more frequent village-centered hearings in this region. It has also led to a practice of incorporating community recommendations into criminal sentences. Increasing village involvement is seen as an important factor in developing workable solutions and meeting the needs of remote residents. (excerpt)