The John R. Justice Program is a federally funded grant program designed to encourage qualified attorneys to choose careers as prosecutors and public defenders and continue in that service. The JRJ provides loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders who commit to continued employment as public defenders and prosecutors for a minimum of three years.
The annual allocation to Alaska for 2013 is $50,000. The program funds are equally distributed between prosecutors and public defenders. Benefits to individual applicants will be awarded based on the applicant's “ability to pay” his or her student loans. Awards will be given in the amount of at least $2,500 and will be distributed to each of the four judicial districts.
Current applications for awards are due by close of business April 30th, 2013.
You must submit your application to:
Hard Copy -
Alaska Office of Public Advocacy
900 West 5th Ave., Suite 525
Anchorage, AK 99501
Electronic PDF Form –
A qualified applicant must:
All applicants must complete an application which must include the following:
The final award of grant funds will be subject to the timely execution by the Applicant of the required Service Agreement.