After merging with CITC, ANJC refines vision and mission
Alaska Native people face increasingly disproportionate rates of victimization, incarceration and other justice-related issues in Alaska. Through culturally-based advocacy, prevention and intervention initiatives, the Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) works to restore dignity, respect and humanity to all Native peoples.
ANJC was formally brought into the fold of Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) programming structure last fall. Moving ANJC into the CITC family leverages existing infrastructure and ensures sustainability of ANJC’s services, while providing a foundation for the organization to reach its full potential. The partnership:
- More closely aligns the services of CITC and ANJC and creates a stronger continuum of opportunities for participants;
- Merges both organizations’ missions to provide a robust and effective network for service delivery; and
- Furthers the collective impact model for both organizations.
To help guide ANJC toward greater viability and community impact, the organizations have been working with community stakeholders and key partners to develop a sustainability plan. The plan will map out a future in which ANJC is a stronger, more self-reliant and resilient organization. A seven-member board, which includes CIRI executive Greg Razo, provides direction, guidance and oversight.
For more information, visit www.anjc.org.