The Alaska Institute for Justice’s (AIJ) mission is to promote and protect the human rights of all Alaskans, including immigrants, refugees, crime victims including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and Alaska Native communities by providing critical services to these underserved populations through legal representation, language access, training and educational programs and advocating for climate justice.
This series of six articles, Human Rights: Legal, Social, and Climate Justice, explores the origins of AIJ 16 years ago, the various programs it offers, and its impact on our
state in its unwavering dedication to preserving and defending the rights of all Alaskans. In 16 years, the Alaska Institute for Justice has made monumental strides in furthering the pursuit of legal, social and climate justice for all Alaskans. What began as a small non-profit focused on immigration law in 2005 has grown into a multipronged organization that is an indispensable part of building a just community.