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 January 10, 2023.


Protective Service Reports Screened during December 2022

  • 1,455 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 522 Protective Service Reports were screened in (36%)
  • 933 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 464
174
290
Northern 373
139 234
Southcentral 305
104 201
Southeast 163
48
115
Western 150
57
93


Initial Assessments Completed during December 2022

  • 554 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 126 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (23%),
  • 428 Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Completed Substantiated Not Substantiated
Anchorage 156
36
120
Northern 169
43
126
Southcentral 117
23
94
Southeast 57
10
47
Western 55
14
41


Children in Out-of-home care during December 2022

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.

  • 2,840 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; of these children 1,923 were Alaskan Native/American Indian (68%)
  • 71 children were removed from their home; 48 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (68%),
  • 67 children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 51 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
Anchorage 1,024 29
30
Northern 537 21
6
Southcentral 774
14
22
Southeast 178
5
7
Western 327
2
2


Providers who were Licensed during December 2022

There were 1,400 licensed homes during all or part of the month, including the following:

  • 634 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (94 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 561 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 114 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (561 of which met standards for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 26 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 15 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 37 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 11 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 0 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 0 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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