Logo, Victims for Justice, Crime Victim Advocacy in Anchorage, AK


30 Years Serving Alaska

Please consider helping victims of violent crime when you apply for your PFD this year!

National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2017

This year National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 2-8, 2017.  This is a great time for us to highlight and raise awareness of crimes and crime victims in the state of Alaska as well as to honor and present Awards to those people in the community that work with and advocate for victims. This year's theme is Strength. Resilience. Justice.  Three things that are so necessary when travelling through the maze of a victims' journey from their original crisis to the time before a trial, then during that phase of the criminal justice system and then through the rest of their lives.  In Alaska it takes an average of 2.5 years for a homicide case to make it to trial.  Join us for our regular events, Tree Ceremony on April 2nd and Awards Banquet on April 8th as well as for our new Visual Arts Installation.  More information and details will be posted late in January. 


Thank you ConocoPhillips Alaska!

In the summer of 2016 we launced Courage through Canines, our newest program to help victims of violent crime cope with the trauma they feel when talking to police, prosecutors and in trial. We had a very tiny budget getting this off the ground, but then we approached ConocoPhillips for funding and they gave us an enthusiastic YES!  To date they have donated $10,000 to our program which has provided our teams with the handler's clothing and dog's harnesses that identify our teams clearly as well as cover mileage and parking for the teams, training, a professional photoshoot and printing costs for their business cards and many other items required to keep this program moving forward.  We are thrilled to have them as a major sponsor!

Photo credit: ConocoPhillips Marketing Team

Serving Victims Since 1985

Victims for Justice was founded in 1985 following the loss of Janice Leinhart and Sharon Nahorney's parents and their aunt who were brutally mudered during a home invasion.  Following the murder, a hearing was held to waive all charges.  The hearing was closed to the public, denying all rights of the family to defend their lost loved ones.  Directly following the hearing, Lienhart and Nahorney aggressively fought in the victims' rights movement in Alaska.  They wanted to create a place where victims of violent crime could get professional assistance while also coping with their grief and trauma.  

Who we Help

We serve and advocate for victims of all violent crimes; including assault, arson, robbery, kidnapping, elder abuse, child abuse, bullying, hate crimes, and drunk driving. We also help surviving family and friends of homicide victims.

Our Services

Our services are free of charge, but donations are always welcome and needed.

Crisis Intervention
Financial Assistance
Grief Support 
Violent Crime Compensation Board Application Assistance
Court Advocacy and Accompaniment
Education Regarding the Criminal Justice Process
Remembrance Ceremonies
Eva Program
Courage through Canines