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Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center

A member of the Children's Bureau Training
and Technical Assistance Network


Welcome to the Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center (WPIC). The Center partners with public child welfare systems to implement strategies designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of child welfare services for children, youth and families in Regions IX (Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, and Guam) and X (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska). Learn more about us.

Alaska Child Welfare Disproportionality Reduction Project
  • An active collaboration between state child welfare staff and tribal administrators, this Implementation Project is designed to reduce disproportionality through every-day practice and decision-making changes and is part of the a larger developing Alaska child welfare initiative. Learn more about this project.

Data overview of disproportionality in Alaska’s Child Welfare System