Source: (2001) Alaska Justice Forum 18 (Spring).

Emmonak is a small rural community in Alaska, and is chiefly populated by Yup’ik Eskimo. For several years now, the Emmonak Elders’ Group Project, in an arrangement with the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice, has adjudicated non-felony juvenile cases in the village. The project has two chief aims: (1) to reduce juvenile crime and recidivism; and (2) to increase the skills, knowledge, and control of Native entities in administering solutions to village conflicts. Knox and Schafer describe the program background, participants, procedures, and collaborative relationships with other agencies and groups.

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