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 March 13, 2023.


Protective Service Reports Screened during February 2023

  • 1,706 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 533 Protective Service Reports were screened in (31%)
  • 1,173 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 563
175
388
Northern 423
122 301
Southcentral 366
95
271
Southeast 194
70
124
Western 160
71
89


Initial Assessments Completed during February 2023

  • 486 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 99 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (20%),
  • 387¬†Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Completed Substantiated Not Substantiated
Anchorage 122
23
99
Northern 128
31
97
Southcentral 125
25
100
Southeast 57
9
48
Western 54
11
43


Children in Out-of-home care during February 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.

  • 2,781 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; of these children 1,881 were Alaskan Native/American Indian (68%)
  • 64 children were removed from their home; 41 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (64%),
  • 46¬†children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 32 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (70%)

Table of Children Out of Home, by OCS Region

Region Out of Home Removed from Home Discharged from OCS Care
Anchorage 1,017 42
10
Northern 541 6
9
Southcentral 748
9
20
Southeast 172
3
3
Western 303
4
4


Providers who were Licensed during February 2023

There were 1,401 licensed homes during all or part of the month, including the following:

  • 658 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (99 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 553 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 97 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (553 of which met standards for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 23 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 16 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 36 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 16 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 0 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 0 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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