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Community justice initiatives in the Galena District Court.

May, Jeff D.
June 4, 2015

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)


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