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Restorative Justice Adult Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $900,000)

The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) proposes the Restorative Justice Adult Services (RJAS) program to address gaps in reentry services in Southcentral Alaska’s Cook Inlet Region. The proposed project will address the disproportionately high rates of incarceration and recidivism among Alaska Native people by offering culturally-informed, evidence-based case-managed reentry services with options for in-person, telephonic, and or video-conference based delivery to adults who are released from incarceration in the project service area.


Over four years, the project will: 1) enhance a collaborative multi-agency care coordination process linking participants to evidence-based treatment and community-based services; 2) reduce recidivism and substance use rates in the Alaska Native population in the CIRI region; and 3) Improve participants’ capacities to reenter society, to build their employment prospects, and to become self-sufficient, law-abiding, and free from addictions. Primary activities are: 1)  deliver outreach in venues serving Alaska Native/ American Indian individuals who are returning to the community after incarceration in the Cook Inlet region; 2) provide continuous case management and advocacy, including risk assessment; 3) deliver Moral Reconation Therapy; 4) provide referrals for wraparound linkages to social services including employment and training, and treatment for substance use ; 5) provide cultural connection and peer support; 6) facilitate opportunities for volunteering in the community, 7) provide supportive services.  Case management, risk assessment, MRT, peer support, and cultural connection services will be offered pre-release.


Alaska Native/American Indian adults attempting to re-enter the community after incarceration will the primary project beneficiaries.  Families of these individuals will be secondary beneficiaries.  All residents of the communities in which program participants reside after being released from incarceration will be tertiary project beneficiaries.

Date Created: September 21, 2022