Protecting the Human Rights of Alaskans
The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. Formerly known as the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, it transformed into the Alaska Institute for Justice to reflect the inclusion of an additional program dedicated to environmental and social justice issues, the Research and Policy Institute.
Promoting Justice, Empowering Survivors & Protecting the Human Rights of All Alaskans
Provides legal assistance to immigrants and refugees including survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and crime victims.
Only agency that trains Alaskans as interpreters and provides a statewide referral service for agencies to ensure their services are accessible to limited English proficient Alaskans
The Research and Policy Institute is engaged in social and environmental justice research to inform public policy at the local, national and international level.
August 08, 2022
Over 100 Afghan refugees have been resettled in Alaska following their evacuation under Operation Allies Welcome. These individuals and families supported U.S. military operations and faced great risk if they remained in Afghanistan. The Alaska Institute for Justice’s Immigration Justice Project is recruiting pro bono attorneys to represent a small group of Afghan nationals in […]
April 19, 2022
Talk of Alaska: Collaborative project Permafrost Pathways tackles a thawing Arctic
April 12, 2022
Donors Pledge $41 Million to Monitor Thawing Arctic Permafrost The six-year effort by climate scientists and policy experts aims to fill gaps in knowledge about planet-warming emissions and help affected communities in Alaska. By Henry Fountain April 11, 2022 Climate scientists, policy experts and environmental justice advocates on Monday announced a major project to better understand […]