ERIC Number: ED349481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Annual Report to Governor Walter J. Hickel and the Alaska State Legislature.
Council on Domestic Violence, Juneau, AK.
This document presents a report on domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. An introduction includes vignettes and a review of the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault. National and state statistics are provided and it is noted that Alaska has the highest incidence of rape in the country. The next section describes major initiatives by the Council on Domestic Violence. The initiatives included funding for prison batterers' programs; a videotape for training law enforcement officials on the appropriate response to and investigation of domestic violence situations; and training for mid-level managers of the Alaska State Troopers on domestic violence and sexual assault. The next section describes programs on domestic violence and sexual assault funded by the Council on Domestic Violence. Two legislative issues are described: confidentiality of victim counseling and extension of the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse. Alaska laws on domestic violence and sexual assault are summarized. The appendix contains: (1) definitions of terms; (2) a list of programs that provide emergency shelter in safe homes and number of nights of safety provided by each program; (3) a chart of number of clients by program and client type; (4) statistics on number of clients by gender, age and race; and (5) service statistics indicating number of services received by clients in fiscal year 1991. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Domestic Violence, Juneau, AK.