Victim Services Programs for Female Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Victim service programs throughout the State offer services to help women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services are also available for male victims. Contact your local shelter for more information on individual program services in your area. In addition to shelter services, programs provide a variety of support services for victims, including groups and one-on-one advocacy.
Legal Advocacy and Pro Bono Legal Services
The Council supports civil legal advocacy services and programs that provide training. The Council supports the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in providing legal advocacy through the Legal Advocacy Project (LAP) to help increase the ability of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to effectively access and participate in the civil and criminal justice system. The LAP acts as a resource for advocates at victim services programs throughout Alaska. The Network also provides Pro Bono Legal Services to women in need of civil legal services. Find out more by visiting the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s webpage and going to Legal Project.
AS 18.65.087 authorizes the Department of Public Safety to maintain a public central registry of persons required to register as sex offenders and child kidnappers under AS 12.63.010 This registry includes offenders who have been convicted of sex offenses specified under AS 12.63.100 who have registered and those who are required to register but may not be in compliance. You can search the Registry through a database or by location.