Alaska Office of Children's Services Statistical Information

The Office of Children's Services (OCS) collects data on children and families referred for child protective services and on providers for out-of-home placements.

Statistical information is posted to this page by the 15th of each month in accordance with: Alaska Statutes Sec. 47.05.100, Monthly reports concerning children.

The following data was harvested from the OCS ORCARPT database on September 12, 2023.


Protective Service Reports Screened during August 2023

  • 1,629 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 507¬†Protective Service Reports were screened in (31%)
  • 1,122 Protective Service Reports were screened out

Table of Protective Service Reports Screened, by OCS Region

Region Reports Screened Reports Screened In Reports Screened Out
Anchorage 543 184
359
Northern 340
98
242
Southcentral 371
116
255
Southeast 165
37
128
Western 210
72
138


Initial Assessments Completed during August 2023

  • 462 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 141 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (31%),
  • 321 Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Completed Substantiated Not Substantiated
Anchorage 126
34
92
Northern 115
38
77
Southcentral 115
39
76
Southeast 41
12
29
Western 65
18
47


Children in Out-of-home care during August 2023

Please note that due to administrative processing, there may be a significant lag for entry of discharge data into ORCA, which may affect reporting accuracy for recent months.

  • 2,689 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; of these children 1,885 were Alaskan Native/American Indian (70%)
  • 104 children were removed from their home; 74 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (71%),
  • 85 children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 62 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (73%)

Table of Children Out of Home, by OCS Region

Region Out of Home Removed from Home Discharged from OCS Care
Anchorage 1,019 44
35
Northern 515 14
29
Southcentral 683
23
10
Southeast 158
3
5
Western 314
20
6


Providers who were Licensed during August 2023

There were 1,302 licensed homes during all or part of the month, including the following:

  • 627 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (90 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 530 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 55 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (5 of which met standards for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 11 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 15 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 36 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 26 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 0 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 0 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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