Voices for Justice – ANJC Annual Fundraiser
Tuesday, Oct 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
CIRI Fireweed Business Center
725 E Fireweed Lane
Since 1993, the Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) has been a voice for Alaska Native and non-native people seeking justice in Alaska. Today, the organization provides advocacy for victims of violence, family law assistance, and reentry support for the previously incarcerated.
But ANJC wants to do more. On October 17, ANJC will host its annual fundraiser, with co-host CITC, aiming to generate funding to help the organization to expand services beyond the Anchorage area to Kenai and the Mat-Su Valley. Join us Tuesday, October 17, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Fireweed Business Center for this annual ANJC celebration and fundraiser, which will include light appetizers, a silent auction, and impactful stories from individuals who have been empowered by ANJC’s services. Suggested donation: Individuals, $250 – $1,000 and corporations, $1,000 – $10,000.
For more information about ANJC’s Voices for Justice fundraiser or to RSVP, email Kelly Hurd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To donate online, please visit the ANJC website.
Providing Justice for Alaska Native people: ANJC’s fy2017 Impact Report
Making Our Voices Heard, Now and Tomorrow: An update on ANJC’s future
With grant support from Cook Inlet Tribal Council and donations generated from its upcoming fundraiser, ANJC will not only extend its advocacy and case management geographically; it will grow new programs to address other justice issues in Alaska.
At one time ANJC had a robust youth program — but a lack of funding eliminated that service area. ANJC aims to resuscitate its youth program, starting with administering the educational, law-focused Color of Justice program, targeted at youth who aspire to a career in the justice system. Recognizing a significant need for youth reentry services, ANJC is also partnering with the Department of Juvenile Justice and McLaughlin Youth Center to assist youth offenders inside the system and those leaving the system. But the organization’s emphasis will be on prevention, offering mentoring and advocacy for young people before they become involved with the juvenile justice system.
ANJC is also strengthening its partnership with villages and tribes. Its new Tribal Liaison will bring family law, advocacy, and reentry support to CIRI region villages and work with tribal Indian Child Welfare Act representatives on family law issues. ANJC will develop staff who can also provide technical legal assistance for Tribal Courts across the state.
“What we heard from our stakeholders is that they value what ANJC has done in the past, and they want us to build upon that and expand it,” said ANJC Director Tammy Ashley. “So we’re increasing our capacity, widening our service area, and finding new ways we can provide a voice for Alaska Native people and others within the justice system.”
To learn more about ANJC programs and services, please contact Tammy Ashley at email@example.com or (907) 793-3552.
Why support ANJC? Your donation helps the previously incarcerated find a new, positive path to a successful and productive life after release. ANJC participant Jayson Buzby shares how ANJC helped him re-start his life.
Hear from partners agencies that value the work of ANJC–like Exxon Mobil, whose Senior Advisor for Public and Government Affairs John Moore shares this message: