Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 was enacted on July 27, 2006. In addition to establishing a national sex offender registry law, the Act made significant changes to sexual abuse, exploitation, and transportation crimes. The Act created new substantive crimes, expanded federal jurisdiction over existing crimes, and increased statutory minimum and/or maximum sentences.

Important Note: Authorities investigating suspected child abuse/neglect in their state and wanting to inquire about an individual's potential child protective services involvement and/or case record in Alaska should contact Alaska's Office of Children's Services (OCS) in the appropriate Alaska community - or call the OCS State Office in Juneau at 907-465-3548 for assistance or fax your request to 907-465-3397.

Alaska Central Registry Contacts

Please send clearance request forms, or any questions/concerns to our inbox:

State of Alaska
Office of Children's Services
APSIN Unit (Adam Walsh checks)
323 East 4th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501

Form Required: Clearance Form
Email completed form to:

Should include agencies cover letter or Photo ID of Applicant. Must be signed and include DOB, SSN, and all known aliases. No fee (yet), Please allow up to 30 days. The form may be scanned, faxed, or mailed to any member of the unit.

Additional Resources

  • Alaska Sex Offender Registry
    *check under "All Entries" instead of just by name, can be typo's of aka names they are listed under.  Public database
  • Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry
    *conduct a nationwide search, scroll all the way to the right for that option. Public database
  • Alaska Court System
    *Trial Index by Name is most commonly used.  Can be under primary name or aka name also.  You can access any of the links attached to the court system.  Public database.