Protecting the Human Rights of Alaskans
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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.
January 11, 2018
Language Interpreter Center Program Director, Barb Jacobs, co-authored an article recently published in the Annals of Family Medicine. This article provides an overview of the federal requirements related to providing interpreter services for non-English-speaking patients in outpatient practice. Antidiscrimination provisions in federal law require health programs and clinicians receiving federal financial assistance to take reasonable […]
December 27, 2017
The sun sets on Denali on Dec. 28, 2016, in a view from Kincaid Park. (Erik Hill / ADN) A team of scientists presented data on Tuesday suggesting that even as the state of Alaska has warmed up extremely rapidly in recent years, snowfall in the iconic Denali National Park has increased dramatically […]
Global warming is causing ocean water to become less like baking soda and more like milk, chemically speaking. It’s a phenomena called ocean acidification (OA) and it could have damaging effects for marine life. A bill announced week by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski seeks to study the effects OA would have on coastal […]