Northern Region Probation Services
Regional Probation Supervisor: Walter Evans
With Fairbanks as its hub, Northern region probation encompasses an area approximately the size of the state of Minnesota. Besides the Fairbanks District, the region has four district offices – Barrow, Bethel, Kotzebue and Nome – and ranges south to Cantwell, east to the Canadian border, and north and west to the Arctic and Bering Seas. While serving a largely Caucasian population of Fairbanks, the region also serves much of Alaska’s Athabascan, Yupik and Inupiat people. To bridge the distance gap, an emergence of video conferencing provides for face to face meetings with youth, their parents, and service providers to support community based placement.
Many of the community and youth courts are found in this region which continues to set the pace for meeting the Division’s Balanced and Restorative Justice goals. Community outreach such as Probation Officers in the schools, community work service programs, and partnerships with community and tribal entities are widely used throughout the region.
Barrow Probation Services
District Supervisor: Vacant
P. O. Box 729
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907 852-5437
Fax: 907 852-8477
District Supervisor: Garrett Danner
The Barrow District office serves not only the city of Barrow but also seven surrounding villages on the North Slope. Barrow probation employs two Juvenile Probation Officers and one Social Services Associate. Barrow is the economic, transportation and administrative center for the North Slope Borough. Staff in Barrow, the northernmost community in the United States, enjoy the challenges of responding to delinquency in remote communities and the close community partnerships which have been established to assist them in holding youth accountable for their delinquent behavior.
Bethel Probation Services
P. O. Box 1738
Bethel, AK 99559
Phone: 907 543-5200
Fax: 907 543-2710
District Supervisor: Kristi Helgen
The Bethel District office services the community of Bethel and 56 surrounding villages on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Bethel District is approximately the size of the state of Oregon, and travel to these villages is predominately by airplane. The district is predominantly Yupik Eskimo, but also includes Athabascan Indians from the interior and upper Yukon areas. Bethel probation employs one Probation Supervisor, five Juvenile Probation Officers, one Social Services Associate and one Office Assistant. Staff offices are co-located with the Bethel Youth Facility where a strong connection exists between the Probation and Facility staff who are dedicated to implementing culturally responsive responses to the youth they serve.
Fairbanks Probation Services
1502 Wilbur Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907 451-2150
Fax: 907 451-2038
The Fairbanks District Office services the communities within the Fairbanks North Star Borough and 38 outlying communities. Of those 38 communities, some are on the road system while others are mainly accessible by aircraft. Fairbanks probation employs three probation supervisors, ten Juvenile Probation Officers and one social services associate. Of the ten Juvenile Probation Officers, five of the positions specialize in various areas such as re-entry, foster care, gangs, and mental health. The Fairbanks community is home to many of the northern region residential placements for behavior modification, substance abuse, and mental health services. The probation office is located at the Fairbanks Youth Facility where staff participate in joint efforts such as the Community Detention Electronic Monitoring Program, Re-Entry community based services, and the Fairbanks Community Work Service Program.
Kotzebue Probation Services
P. O. Box 1109
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Phone: 907 442-3148
Fax: 907 442-2765
District Supervisor: Aucha Kameroff
The Kotzebue District office services the community of Kotzebue and 12 surrounding villages along western Alaska. The region is occupied primarily by Inupiat Eskimos and subsistence activities are an integral part of the lifestyle. Kotzebue probation employs one District Supervisor and one Social Services Associate. This office shares a Juvenile Probation Officer position with the Nome Probation office which assist in court related transports and case coverage. Due to limited services within the region, staff in this office have developed many community partnerships which crucial to providing an effective response to juvenile crime.
Nome Probation Services
District Supervisor: Christina Agloinga
P. O. Box 1410
Nome, AK 99762
Phone: 907 443-2674
Fax: 907 443-3128
The Nome District office services the community of Nome and 16 surrounding villages along the northwest coast of Alaska and the Bering Sea to include St. Lawrence Island. The region is home to three culturally distinct groups of Eskimo people; the Inupiaq, Central Yupik, and Siberian Yupik. Nome probation employs one District Supervisor, three Juvenile Probation Officers, and one Social Services Associate. Staff offices are located at the Nome Youth Facility. Travel to and from the surrounding villages routinely occurs in order to provide a more meaningful interaction between youth, families, and the Probation Officers.