2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Alaska Immigration Justice Project|
|Executive Director Robin Bronen accepts the award on behalf of the Alaska Immigration Justice Project.|
The Anchorage Division is pleased to honor the nonprofit Alaska Immigration Justice Project (AIJP) as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.
Founded in 2005, the AIJP provides critical services and assistance to immigrants and refugees in Alaska. It is the only agency in the state dedicated to protecting the human rights of these immigrants. AIJP board and staff members have more than 25 years of combined legal experience, and they provide services statewide—including traveling to many communities to represent immigrant crime victims and refugees who fled persecution and torture in their home countries. In addition, the AIJP operates an interpretation center where it trains and employs certified interpreters in numerous languages. The FBI has worked closely with AIJP in making petitions for victims of violent crime, including human trafficking victims.
The AIJP supports victims in their interactions with law enforcement in Alaska by offering language services and education about the legal process, victim rights, and social services. The organization has worked closely with the Anchorage FBI and is a partner with the Alaska Coalition Against Trafficking.