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Confidentiality Agreements


Prior to filing a Child-in-Need-of-Aid (“CINA”) case in state court, the Office of Children’s Services (“OCS”) may provide information to Alaska tribes regarding child protection investigations that involve their tribal children. This information sharing may occur for any of the following reasons: so that a Tribe may work collaboratively with OCS to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect; so that a Tribe can aid in providing services or placing a child if releasing the information is in the child’s best interest; or a Tribe has requested the information from OCS and indicates the request is for a purpose related to child protection, including investigating the allegations in the Protective Services Reports (“PSR”).

In addition to the PSR, information sharing at this stage may include reports of harm, ORCA notes, safety plans, police reports, and other investigative reports. The information that is provided by the OCS to a Tribe is sensitive and confidential. Maintaining the confidentiality of this information is vital to protecting both the safety of the children and the privacy of the family. The information provided by the OCS to the Tribe must therefore not be disclosed to any person or entity except that information which is necessary to carry out the investigation process, initiate a tribal child protection proceeding, and/or provide immediate assistance and intervention services to the family.

By signing the agreement of confidentiality, the Tribe acknowledges that it has reviewed, understood and agrees to keep child protection information confidential as set forth above. The Tribe also confirms that it has a written policy regarding protection of confidential information, and that tribal representatives receiving confidential information have received a copy of the policy.

Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove
Akhiok, Native Village of
Akiachak Native Community
Akiak Native Community
Alakanuk, Village of
Allakaket Village
Ambler, Native Village of
Arctic Village
Asa’carsarmiut Tribe
Atqasuk Village
Beaver Village
Belkofski, Native Village of
Bill Moore’s Slough Village
Birch Creek Tribe
Brevig Mission, Native Village of
Buckland, Native Village of
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Chalkyitsik Village
Chevak, Native Village of
Chignik Lagoon, Native Village of
Chinik Eskimo Community
Chitina, Native Village of
Chuathbaluk, Native Village of
Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Council, Native Village of
Diomede, Native Village of
Eek, Native Village of
Eklutna, Native Village of
Ekwok Village
Elim, Native Village of
Emmonak, Native Village of
Galena Village
Goodnews Bay, Native Village of
Gulkana Village
Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government (Formerly Native Village of Fort Yukon)
Hooper Bay, Native Village of
Huslia Village
Hydaburg Cooperative Association
Igiugig Village
Iliamna Tribal Council
Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope
Kasigluk Traditional Council
Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Kiana, Native Village of
King Island Native Community
Kipnuk, Native Village of
Kivalina, Native Village of
Knik Tribe
Kokhanok Village
Kotlik, Native Village of
Koyuk, Native Village of
Koyukuk, Native Village of
Kwinhagak, Native Village of
Manley Hot Springs Village
Mary's Igloo, Native Village of
Mekoryuk, Native Village of
Naknek Native Village
Napakiak, Native Village of
Nenana Native Association
Newhalen Village
Nikolai Village
Ninilchik Village
Noatak, Native Village of
Nome Eskimo Community
Nondalton Village
Northway Village
Nulato Village
Nunam Iqua, Native Village of
Nunapitchuk, Native Village of
Pauloff Habor Tribe
Petersburg Indian Association
Pilot Point, Native Village of
Pitka’s Point, Native Village of
Port Graham, Native Village of
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village
Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska
Rampart Village
Savoonga, Native Village of
Shaktoolik, Native Village of
Shishmaref, Native Village of
Shungnak, Native Village of
Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Sleetmute, Village of
St. Michael, Native Village of
St. Paul, Aleut Community of
Stony River, Village of
Takotna Village
Tanana Chiefs Conference
Teller, Native Village of
Tuluksak Native Community
Tuntutuliak, Native Village of
Unalakleet, Native Village of
Unga, Native Village of
Wainwright, Village of
White Mountain, Native Village of
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe

96/229 as of August 15, 2014