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Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (AWARE) provides safe shelter and supportive services for adults and children who have been subject to domestic or sexual violence and works to effect the social, political and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression and violence against women and children.

Service area: Juneau and the surrounding communities of Elfin Cove, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Klukwan, Pelican, Skagway, Tenakee Springs, and Yakutat
Work with: Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling for child survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence; emergency shelter for women and children who have to leave home or relocate due to domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or child abuse; and education and support groups for women and children. Childcare is provided during support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: AWARE currently coordinates the Juneau Choice & Accountability Program- Men at Work- for men at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and men in the community, who are wanting to learn more about transforming toxic masculinity into healthy relationships with themselves and others.

address

P.O. Box 20809
Juneau, AK 99802

office

1 (907) 586-6623

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm AKST
24-hour hotline

1 (907) 586-1090

toll-free hotline

1 (800) 478-1090

Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

info@awareak.org

website

www.awareak.org

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) promotes and sustains a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change. ANDVSA is committed to eliminating violence against women. ANDVSA is made up of 18 programs that provide services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The purposes of the Network are to promote linkage and communication between the programs, facilitate information sharing, secure funding in a cooperative and non-competitive manner, and to expose the roots of violence against women, children, and men in this culture.

Service area: Alaska
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones, member programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center or domestic violence program via phone, mail, and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the ANDVSA website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as a lending library.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Other ANDVSA services include legal advocacy and training projects.

address

130 Seward Street, Suite 214
Juneau, AK 99801

office

1 (907) 586-3650

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm AKST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

info@andvsa.org

website

www.andvsa.org

The mission of the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Fours A’s) is to be a key collaborator within the state of Alaska in the provision of supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families and in the elimination of the transmission of HIV infection and its stigma.

Service area: Anchorage and throughout the state of Alaska
Work with: People living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones and others in need of services who are not served by the Interior AIDS Association in Fairbanks
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Case management; advocacy; re-entry assistance; and information.
Services for survivors after release include: HIV testing and counseling and a range of client services for people living with HIV/AIDS, including case management; housing assistance; client education; supportive services, including support groups; food bank; transportation assistance; AIDS Drug Assistance Program; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: HIV testing and counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Four A’s has Spanish-speaking staff and accesses interpreters for other languages, as needed. Se habla español.

address

1057 West Fireweed Lane, Suite #102
Anchorage, AK 99503

office

1 (907) 263-2050

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm AKST
statewide hotline

1 (907) 276-4880

toll-free statewide hotline

1 (800) 478-2437

Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

aaaa@alaskanaids.org

website

www.alaskanaids.org

The Bering Sea Women’s Group provides free services for adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Nome and 15 surrounding villages.

Service area: Nome and 15 surrounding villages
Work with: Adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; referrals for counseling; emergency shelter; and transportation assistance.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; information; and referrals
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 1596
Nome, AK 99762

office

1 (907) 443-5491

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm AKST
hotline

1 (907) 443-5444

24-hour toll-free hotline

1 (800) 570-5444

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

execdir@nome.net

The Interior AIDS Association’s (IAA’s) mission is to reduce the spread of HIV by providing meaningful and effective education and prevention services to individuals and groups who may be at increased risk; and to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS by providing early intervention, case management, and other support services. IAA is the only community-based, nonprofit organization in interior Alaska that focuses solely on HIV related prevention, case management, and other support services.

Service area: Fairbanks’ North Star Borough and surrounding communities
Work with: All people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: HIV testing and counseling in juvenile detention facilities and adult pre-release centers; case management; information; referrals; and advocacy.
Services for survivors after release include: HIV testing and counseling and a range of services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, including case management; emotional support; financial assistance for low-income HIV+ individuals and their families to assist with housing, medical care, medication, mental health, nutrition, rehabilitation, and more; advocacy and crisis intervention; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Advocacy; support groups; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: IAA also offers Methadone maintenance and detoxification services for opiate dependent individuals called Project Special Delivery (PSD). The PSD program gives priority admission to HIV+ persons, injection drug users, and pregnant women. PSD offers individual, family, and group counseling for drug users and their loved ones. PSD staff also provide close case management and aftercare services. IAA staff are proficient in Spanish and fluent in Russian. Se habla español.

address

P.O. Box 71248
Fairbanks, AK 99707

office

1 (907)452-4222

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm AKST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

info@interioraids.org

website

www.interioraids.org

The Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living is a non-profit, community-based organization that offers comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service area: Fairbanks and surrounding villages in Interior Alaska
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; emergency shelter; individual advocacy; referrals for counseling; and support groups, including Changing Patterns, an educational group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, an art healing group, a general women’s support group, and Safety and Sobriety, a support group that explores the links between addiction and victimization and promotes healing.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Child survivors of sexual abuse or the children of adult survivors may be referred to the Resource Center for Parents and Children for ongoing support services.

address

26 26th Avenue, Suite 1
Fairbanks, AK 99701

office/hotline

1 (907) 452-2293

24-hour toll-free hotline

1 (800) 478-7273

Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

interior2293@yahoo.com

The Kodiak Women’s Resource Crisis Center offers services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault on Kodiak Island and the surrounding villages.

Service area: Kodiak Island and the surrounding villages
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; emergency shelter for women and children; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 2122
Kodiak, AK 99615-2122

office: 24-hours

1 (907) 486-6171

hotline

1 (907) 486-3625

24-hour toll-free hotline

1 (888) 486-3625

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

kwrcc@gci.net

The LeeShore Center strives to provide a safe haven for women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault while promoting a safe, healthy, violence-free community by treating all people with respect and empowering and supporting women; by creating an educated and aware public; by promoting healthy families; and by striving to eliminate domestic abuse, sexual assault, and associated societal oppression.

Service area: Central Kenai Peninsula
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour and by mail; follow-up in-person advocacy may be available, by arrangement; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual advocacy; emergency shelter for adult women and children; and weekly support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: All crisis services are free. Five dollars is requested to participate in support groups, but scholarships and fee waivers are available for those who cannot afford to pay.
Additional Information: The LeeShore Center also offers a support group for survivors of domestic violence at Wildwood Correctional Facility.

address

325 S. Spruce St.
Kenai, AK 99611

office

1 (907) 283-9479

office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm AKST

 

24-hour hotline

1 (907) 283-7257

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

leeshoreed@alaska.net

website

www.alaska.net/~leeshore/

The Tundra Women’s Coalition (TWC) is committed to promoting a healthy social environment for the women, children, and men of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Region. Tundra Women’s Coalition currently includes a 17 bed shelter, administrative offices, a Legal Advocacy Program, a Community Education Program with a village outreach component, a program for Teens Acting Against Violence, and a Children’s Program.

Service area: The Yukon Kuskokwim Region of Bethel, AK.
Work with: TWC works with mostly women and children fleeing domestic and sexual violence.  We do provide services for men, but not unaccompanied youth.  Any person is welcome to attend TWC’s wellness groups that happen at TWC at night.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services such as counseling or support groups at local jails, youth detention centers (when there is staff to do the work)
Services for survivors after release include:Onsite support groups.  Shelter services for women and children.
Services for loved ones include: Support groups
Fees: All services free of charge.  TWC also has a Thrift Store and can give donated clothing and shoes on case by case basis.
Additional Information: There is usually a Yup’ik speaker on staff

address

248 6th Ave.
Bethel, AK 99559

office

1 (907) 543-3444

office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm AKST
24-hour toll-free hotline

1 (800) 478-7799

Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

twc@twcpeace.org

website

www.tundrapeace.org

Women in Safe Homes (WISH) provides comprehensive intervention, prevention, outreach, and education regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

Service area: Ketchikan and the outlying communities, including Hyder, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Prince of Wales Island, Saxmann, and Wrangell
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; emergency shelter and referrals for long-term housing for women; temporary emergency shelter for men; and support groups for women and children. Individual counseling may also be available.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; information; and referrals. Individual counseling may also be available.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 6552
Ketchikan, AK 99901

office/hotline

1 (907) 225-9474

24-hour toll-free hotline

1 (800) 478-9474

Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

wish@kpunet.net

website

www.ketchikanwish.org

The mission of Standing Together Against Rape, Inc., (STAR) is to provide the best quality of crisis intervention, education, and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, their families, and the community.

Service area: Anchorage, AK.  Including Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility, Anchorage Correctional Facility, and McLaughlin Juvenile Detention Center

Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and provide services to survivors’ family and friends.

Services for survivors during incarceration include: : Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail; medical accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services such as advocacy sessions at local jails, youth detention centers, and/or prisons; and information and referrals.

Services for survivors after release include: Individual advocacy sessions, trauma counseling, and support groups.

Services for loved ones include: All of the above, except support groups.

Fees: All services are currently free.

Additional Information: Interpreters are available upon request, for over 90 languages.  STAR is unable to work with sex offenders or provide in person services to violent offenders, although STAR will always provide reporting options by phone to any inmate.

address

1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 230
Anchorage, AK 99503

office

1 (907) 276-7279

office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AKST
24-hour toll-free hotline

1 (800) 478-8999

TTY hotline

1 (907) 278-9988

TTY hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AKST

 

Accept Collect Calls: Only from incarcerated individuals
Email Address

star@staralaska.com

website

www.staralaska.com

The Alaska Office of the Ombudsman accepts citizen complaints about state agencies and personnel. The ombudsman may investigate to determine whether an agency’s act was unlawful, unreasonable, unfair, arbitrary, erroneous, or inefficient, and may seek an appropriate remedy. Inmates may bring a complaint against the Department of Corrections before the Office of the Ombudsman.

address

P.O. Box 102636
Anchorage, AK 99510-2636

office (Anchorage)

1 (907) 269-5290

office (Juneau)

1 (907) 465-4970

office (elsewhere in Alaska)

1 (800) 478-2624

out of state

(907) 269-5290

email

ombudsman@legis.state.ak.us

website

www.state.ak.us/ombud/home.htm

Through the Office of the Sexual Abuse in Detention Elimination Ombudsperson, the Office of the Inspector General is responsible for overseeing what happens inside California state prisons and ensures the impartial resolution of inmate and ward sexual abuse complaints. The ombudsperson has the authority to inspect all California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions and to interview all inmates and wards.

Write confidentially to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the address above and be sure to mark the envelope “Legal Mail.” The OIG will contact officials at your prison to determine if a report of the alleged abuse has been made and to determine the status of the institutional investigation. Please note that your identity–and that of the alleged perpetrator(s)–likely will become public once the OIG gets involved.

The OIG investigates reports of the mishandling of incidents of sexual abuse within correctional facilities and may be able to provide assistance to prisoners who have been victims of sexual abuse, including transfer to another facility in some cases.

address

P.O. Box 348780
Sacramento, CA 95814

office

(916) 830-3600

 website

www.oig.ca.gov

The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state agency that enforces the Alaska Human Rights Law. The Commission consists of seven persons appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Commission employs a staff and maintains an office in Anchorage. The Commission has statewide powers and accepts complaints from all regions of the state. The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights investigates discrimination and other human-rights abuses statewide.

address

800 A Street, Suite #204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669

office

1 (907) 274-4692

toll-free line (Alaska only)

1 (800) 478-4692

website

http://gov.state.ak.us/aschr

Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest Women’s Law Center, has been the vanguard organization bringing groundbreaking litigation and fighting for landmark legislation to ensure justice for women in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. The Legal Voice Litigation Program brings cases that change law throughout several states in the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Legal Voice receives a large number of requests for assistance and is able to provide legal representation or advocacy only for a limited number of clients whose cases have the potential for broader impact. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can contact Legal Voice confidentially by phone or by mail by sending a letter marked “legal mail” to the address above.

address

907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101

office

1 (206) 682-9225

Email Address

info@legalvoice.org

website

www.legalvoice.org

The Alaska Lawyer Referral Service is made up of Alaska lawyers who have signed up to be listed on the Lawyer Referral Service. All the Alaska lawyers signed up to be on the Lawyer Referral Service are active members in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association When you call the Lawyer Referral Service, you will talk to a Lawyer Referral Service Assistant. This person is not an attorney and cannot give you legal advice. After describing your legal problem, the Lawyer Referral Service Assistant will provide you with the names and phone numbers of up to three (3) lawyers who handle legal problems like yours. Lawyers who signed up to be on the Lawyer Referral Service will charge no more than $125 for the first half-hour of consultation. The Alaska Lawyer Referral Service does not have a list of pro bono (free) or low-fee lawyers and cannot provide legal advice or answer legal questions.

address

840 Kst., Ste 100
Anchorage, AK 99501

office

1 (907) 272-7469

Lawyer Referral Service

1 (907) 272-0352

toll-free hotline

1 (800) 770-9999

Email Address

info@alaskabar.org

website

www.alaskabar.org

The ACLU of Alaska and the ACLU of Alaska Foundation are non-partisan organizations dedicated to advancing the cause of civil liberties in Alaska. The former fulfills its mission through legislative advocacy, coalition building, and grassroots advocacy. The latter pursues the same mission through public education and legal action.

The ACLU of Alaska Foundation is able to provide legal representation in a limited number of civil liberties cases. The ACLU generally files cases that affect the civil liberties of large numbers of people, rather than those involving a dispute between two parties.

If you believe your case may be the kind of case the ACLU accepts, fill-out the online intake form or download the form (PDF) and return it to the ACLU. You can also write to the ACLU directly to request an intake form. Please be sure to include your full name, address, telephone number, and a full description of your complaint.

Prisoners can also obtain a copy of the Alaska Prisoners’ Rights Guide, including the Addendum, Basic Rights at a Glance, and Grievance Process, (collectively, the “Guide”) via the ACLU of Alaska website or by requesting a copy by mail. The purpose of the Guide is to allow for a clear understanding of prisoners’ rights law in Alaska and to provide a comprehensive resource for advocates or prisoners seeking to challenge conditions of confinement or enforce constitutional rights.

address

1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99503

office

1 (907) 276-2258

Prison intake line

1 (907) 646-8612

Intake hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 8am-12pm and Wednesday/Friday, 11am-3pm PSTMonday-Friday, 1-9pm and Saturday 9am-2pm PST
Email Address

akclu@akclu.org

website

www.akclu.org

Prisoners’ Rights Guide

www.akclu.org/PrisonRights/Prisoners’%20Rights%20Guide.pdf

website

www.akclu.org/ContactUs/IntakeQuestionnaire.pdf