Report Child Abuse & Neglect

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-478-4444

or email: reportchildabuse@alaska.gov
or fax: 907-269-3939

Important: Child Sexual Abuse must be reported to both OCS and Law Enforcement.

In July 2019 House Bill 49 was passed by the Alaska State Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Dunleavy. This law included provisions for changes to Alaska’s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statute (A.S. 47.17.020) requiring that all reports of sexual abuse be made to both the Alaska Office of Children’s Services (OCS) and the nearest law enforcement agency (A.S. 47.17.020). Previously mandatory reporters in Alaska were only required to make these reports to OCS. The intent of this law is to further ensure that both law enforcement and OCS are made aware of sexual abuse allegations when an incident occurs.

Brief instructions are provided below describing the steps to take when making a child abuse report, both when reporting sexual abuse and when reporting other types of child abuse. Remember, you do not need to be a mandatory reporter to report child abuse — we should all do what we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.

Report Child Sexual Abuse

Alaska's Reporting Requirements: You must report child sexual abuse to both the law enforcement agency assigned to the area the abuse took place and the Office of Children's Services

Begin by calling the Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-478-4444

Contact Law Enforcement

Call the local law enforcement agency assigned to the area where the abuse took place. If you do not know which agency to call or how to contact them use these resources:
PDF Listing | Locator Map

To use the Locator Map: Enter the address into the map search field, the screen will zoom to the location entered. A pop-up of the address will appear. Click just outside of the pop-up window to gain access to the law enforcement contact information.

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