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ALASKA: Domestic Violence Resources


If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.


Alaska Domestic Violence Overview

Alaska Statutes: Title 18: Health, Safety and Housing. Chapter 66. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

Alaska defines "domestic violence" and "crimes involving domestic violence" as meaning one or more of the following offenses or an offense under a law or ordinance of another jurisdiction having elements similar to these offenses, or an attempt to commit the offense, by a household member against another household member:

"Household members" include:

  • adults or minors who are current or former spouses;
  • adults or minors who live together or who have lived together;
  • adults or minors who are dating or who have dated;
  • adults or minors who are engaged in or who have engaged in a sexual relationship;
  • adults or minors who are related up to the fourth degree (by blood or adoption)
  • adults or minors who are related or formerly related by marriage;
  • persons who have a child of the relationship; and
  • minor children of a person in a relationship

Children Witnessing Domestic Violence

A conviction of domestic violence committed in the presence of a child may result in harsher penalties. Thus, when the presence of a child during domestic violence is considered to be "aggravating circumstances," sentencing guidelines mandate that such aggravating circumstances result in a harsher criminal penalty, such as a longer jail or prison term or an increased fine.

In Alaska, domestic violence committed in the physical presence or hearing of a child under 16 years of age, living within the residence of the victim or perpetrator, or where the violence occurred or placing a child at substantial risk of mental injury as a result of exposure to acts of violence by one household member on another household member is considered an aggravating factor for sentencing purposes. Citation: §§ 12.55.125; 47.10.011

Domestic Violence: Where to Get Help in Alaska
Statewide Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Alaska Office of Victim's Rights
Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Anchorage Abused Women's Aid in Crisis
Alaska Women's Resource Center
Victims for Justice
AndersonCare Crisis Line 907-582-2273
AngoonCommunity Family Services 907-788-3636
Barrow Arctic Women in Crisis 800-478-0267
BethelTundra Women's Coalition 800-478-7799
Copper CenterCrisis Line907-822-3855
CordovaCFRC Crisis Line
Family Resource Center
DillinghamSafe and Fear Free Environment800-478-7273
EmmonakKWRCC Women's Shelter800-478-1434
Fairbanks Center for NonViolent Living
Homer South Peninsula Haven House 800-478-7712
Juneau Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies 907-586-1090
Kenai Leeshore Center 907-283-7257
KetchikanWomen in Safe Homes 907-225-9474
KodiakWomen's Resource and Crisis Center 907-486-3625
KotzebueManiilaq Family Center907-442-3969
NaknekFamily Crisis907-246-4222
NomeBering Sea Women's Group 800-570-5444
PalmerAlaska Family Resource Center907-376-4080
SewardSeward Crisis Servicesl 888-224-5257
SitkaSitkans Against Family Violence 800-478-6511
TananaCrisis Line907-366-7279
UnalaskaAgainst Family Violence 800-478-7238
ValdezAdvocates For Victims of Violence800-835-2980

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