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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.


Protective Service Reports Screened during May 2024

  • 1,828 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 542 Protective Service Reports were screened in (30%)
  • 1,286 Protective Service Reports were screened out

Table of Protective Service Reports Screened, by OCS Region

Region Reports Screened Reports Screened In Reports Screened Out
Anchorage598
174
424
Northern393
99
294
Southcentral436
122
314
Southeast206
53
153
Western195
94
101


Initial Assessments Completed during May 2024

  • 682 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 147 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (22%),
  • 535 Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Completed Substantiated Not Substantiated
Anchorage199
38
161
Northern158
31
127
Southcentral179
45
134
Southeast 87
18
69
Western59
15
44


Children in Out-of-home care during May 2024

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.

  • 2,596 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; of these children 1,781 were Alaskan Native/American Indian (69%)
  • 59 children were removed from their home; 37 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (63%),
  • 72 children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 55 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (76%)

Table of Children Out of Home, by OCS Region

Region Out of Home Removed from Home Discharged from OCS Care
Anchorage969
32
26
Northern507
2
17
Southcentral639
8
16
Southeast167
4
6
Western314
13
7


Providers who were Licensed during May 2024

There were 1,227 licensed homes during all or part of the month, including the following:

  • 643 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (89 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 506 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 8 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (1 of which met standards for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 0 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 14 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 30 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 23 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 0 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 1 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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