A Safer Juneau – the Pretrial Enforcement Division

A Safer Juneau – the Pretrial Enforcement Division

A Safer Juneau – the Pretrial Enforcement Division Leah Van Kirk, Southeast Pretrial Enforcement Supervisor , and colleagues talk about their program at the Juneau Reentry Coalition community meeting. The Juneau Reentry Coalition’s mission statement includes, “to...
Recovery Takes a Community, by Jim Musser

Recovery Takes a Community, by Jim Musser

My name is William James Musser V, and I am in long-term recovery from substance use disorder. For me, this means that I have not used drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time, 33 months. To understand why I need recovery, you first need to understand my use. I...
Stories of Reentry: Kara Nelson

Stories of Reentry: Kara Nelson

Kara Nelson is the Juneau Police Department’s December 2016, Re-Entry Hero and wraps up our Re-Entry Hero series. Nelson has not only overcome her own addiction and family wreckage that came with it but has now dedicated her life to lifting up people in addiction and...
Stories of Reentry: Brandi Vrabec

Stories of Reentry: Brandi Vrabec

On Thanksgiving Day retired Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety Terry Vrabec posted a family picture. It was similar to holiday pictures posted by millions of people. The Vrabec family photo is different because for many years no one in that family thought...