Fall Forecast: Justice Projects

The Justice Committee and Allies Working Group has identified these priorities going forward. 

  1. Alaska prisons and jails.
    1. Reopening jails and prisons to the public for family visitation, rehabilitative and treatment programs, and in-person meetings with legal counsel.
    2. Protecting the health and safety of those in custody during the current COVID pandemic.
    3. Long term goals would address prison reform dealing with medical treatment, mental health wellness and overcrowding. 
  2. Policing and law enforcement.
    1. Establishing a Community Police Advisory Board.
    2. Regulating the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement.
    3. Creating standards and investigative review of use-of-force by police officers.
    4. Advocate for the removal of barriers to effective misconduct investigation and civilian oversight from Police contracts.