ERIC Number: ED306870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities and Justice Careers.
Alaska Univ., Anchorage.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The Minorities and Justice Careers Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, is an intensive summer program for Alaska Natives and members of other minority groups interested in pursuing careers in the justice system. This program was conceived in response to a perception that minority groups are underrepresented in professional positions within the Alaska justice system. Through a combination of academic classes, field observations, guest lectures, and internships, the students receive both an academic and practical introduction to the justice system, encouraging them to consider justice system careers. Since the program's beginning in 1983, more than 85 students have participated, and many of them are now considering their undergraduate educations in the justice field. Others have assumed professional positions in justice-related agencies. Alaska Native students have represented all of the traditional groups indigenous to Alaska, and other minority groups represented are Hispanic and Black Americans and displaced homemakers. The program has received extensive favorable publicity throughout the state and is recognized by the Consortium for Graduate Opportunities for American Indians at Northern Alaska University. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks, Career Awareness, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Justice, Law Related Education, Minority Groups, Models, Nondiscriminatory Education, Program Descriptions, Sex Discrimination, State Universities, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.