Several local non-profit organizations that he is a board member of are evaluating whether to remove Jon Cochrane from his positions.
Dunleavy plans to introduce a bill that would increase criminal penalties related to domestic violence and sexual assaults, and to expand the range of offenses defined as domestic violence.
Bradley Waldron faces 14 felony charges and up to 99 years in prison if convicted. After his arrest, he was released on a $5,000 bond.
The Rasmuson Foundation provided a financial boost last month for AWARE’s affordable housing project.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski authored the pilot program, which would give 30 Alaska tribes the kind of jurisdiction Lower 48 tribes have over domestic violence and related crimes.
Wisconsin Watch found a dozen instances in which Knox’s suspicions of abuse were rejected by officials in the criminal justice system, by child welfare workers and medical specialists. Other defendants, proclaiming innocence, remain in prison and have appealed their cases.
Safe Bars is a part of a larger Women in Safe Homes initiative aimed at teaching people how to recognize and respond to signs of domestic and sexual violence.
Last week, an Anchorage woman went public on social media with an allegation of sexual assault, prompting others to share their stories. By week’s end, a group of Twitter accounts published a spreadsheet of names. The organizers say list they’re trying to bring some accountability to abusers in Alaska. Advocates and law enforcement say this type of vigilante justice may not be the best way to do that.
An anonymous, crowdsourced document known as the Alaska Abuser List is circulating on social media, accusing anyone named on it of abuse ranging from domestic violence to sexual assault.
The state closed the Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility in 2016 citing high costs and low usage. After more than $1 million in renovations, the building will reopen for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.