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Job Opening: Prevention Assistant

Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) is hiring for a part-time prevention position to assist with data management for all prevention programs. Additionally, this position will keep SAFV’s social media platforms and websites updated and provide technical assistance and support to the rural communities of Kake and Angoon for their prevention programming. This position is 10 hours/week. Qualified applicants must have basic data management skills, be proficient in website design and maintenance, and have experience with various social media platforms. Strong writing and communication skills, ability to work with diverse populations, and commitment to racial and social justice a must.  Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to Julia Smith, Prevention Director, at Position open until filled; pay starts at $21.15/hr. SAFV is an EOE.

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Apply now to join the Sitka Youth Leader

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee has started up again for the school year! We are currently recruiting applicants from all three of Sitka's high schools. Applicants should be eager to promote equity and diversity across Sitka through healthy relationships education, social media initiatives, and campaigns on power, privilege, and systems of oppression. SYLC meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8pm, as well as once a month on the weekends for three hour workshops. For more information, click HERE.   

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This campaign aims to increase awareness of dating violence and promote healthy relationships among teens. SYLC believes a healthy relationship starts with a healthy me.

We are also very happy to announce the release of our new materials as part of this campaign! SYLC has put up posters and stickers in businesses throughout Sitka. The video below can also be seen in movie theaters in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan

SYLC would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) for supporting our campaign and distributing our materials throughout the state! Every school in Alaska will be receiving our materials. Additionally, students might recognize SYLC's design in ads taken out by CDVSA on Snapchat and YouTube.

To learn more, visit

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Too Beautiful For Violence?

Visitors sometimes say that Sitka is too beautiful for violence, including interpersonal violence.

Local men might have heard about this kind of violence, but don’t think it is an issue here. 

SAFV staff analyzed Police Blotter and Police Report in the Daily Sitka Sentinel for all of of 2018, applying definitions used by law enforcement as well as women's advocates. 

It turns out Sitka Police received 112 calls on domestic violence, and took action in 82 cases, like arrested or charged someone with a crime. 

Want to stay up to date on what is happening at SAFV?


Sign up for our quarterly newsletter HERE..

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault offers a free legal information and referral hotline for Alaskan victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Hotline, held every 2 weeks, will be answered by experienced attorneys. Click HERE for more information as well as the call in number and dates.


The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) has launched it's new website! 

Check it out here to learn more about SYLC and its advocacy efforts.