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.

Welcome to training for reporters of child maltreatment and for Alaskan’s who want to know more about how to recognize and respond to child abuse and neglect. Please use the previous and next button above to navigate through this site.

This site was developed for the purpose of being a “one-stop-shop” for Alaskans who need information on how to report child abuse and neglect as well as information on how to recognize and respond to the different forms of child abuse and neglect that are commonly encountered.

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    The version of this training you are viewing now was designed to allow viewers to pick and choose topics or to quickly access specific information. This version is for professionals and/or members of the general public who are interested in more information but do not need a training certificate of completion.
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    Mandatory Reporter Training
    This version of the training is directed at professionals who are legally required to report child abuse in Alaska and who are required to participate in training as a part of their obligation as a “Mandatory Reporter”. This version results in a certificate of completion, however; the certificate is not stored for later retrieval.
  • Certificate Provided, Permanently Stored for Later Retrieval

    Department of Health and Social Service's Learning Management System (provides a permanently stored certificate of completion which is available now and at a later date). This version of the training is directed at professionals who are legally required to report child abuse in Alaska and who are required to participate in training as a part of their obligation as a “Mandatory Reporter”.
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If you would like a copy of this training or you have any questions please contact
Richard Bloomquist
Child Advocacy Center/Child Justice Act Task Force Coordinator
DFCS Office of Children's Services
Phone: 907-465-3207
Email: cjataskforcecoordinator@alaska.gov


This training was the result of significant work and collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations including:

Many others also assisted with content development, website development, provided editorial assistance, acted as content experts, agreed to participate in video-taped interviews which supplement the content, and provided other very helpful feedback and input. Those people are too many to mention all of them here but we would like to particularly thank: Debbie McDonald (Site and Training Design), Greg Wilkinson (Narration), Susan Morgan (Narration), Scott Favorite (Video Producer), Clay Butcher (Video Producer), Linda Carlson, Cindi Stanton, Angel Gonzales, A’zja Banks, John Bioff, Dara Lively, Mary Elkin, Diane Payne, Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, D Owens, Jan Rutherdale, Kim Guay, Thomas McRoberts, Carolynn Greene, Todd Brocious, Lindsay Bothe, Barbara Coopes, Gayle Garrigues, Heidi Redick, Jared Parrish, Josh Louwerse, Joy Petrie, Katie TePas, Kristie Kunder, Marsha Tandeske, Mike Hopper, Pam Karalunas, Ron Prewitt, Scott Dattan, Alicia Brown, Tracey Eason, Bruce Downs, and Yvonne Hill.

Project Funding

This project is funded in part through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau, Children’s Justice Act formula grant, as well as additional funds from Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Title I, the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Grant, and the State of Alaska. The contents of this training and video do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services or the State of Alaska.

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