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.


Protective Service Reports Screened during April 2024

  • 2,024 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 565 Protective Service Reports were screened in (28%)
  • 1,459 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 714
192
522
Northern 424
128
296
Southcentral 476
116
360
Southeast 208
43
165
Western 202
86
116


Initial Assessments Completed during April 2024

  • 601 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 115 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (19%),
  • 486 Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Completed Substantiated Not Substantiated
Anchorage 260
39
221
Northern 92
22
70
Southcentral 119
32
87
Southeast 56
16
40
Western 74
6
68


Children in Out-of-home care during April 2024

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.

  • 2,630 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; of these children 1,801 were Alaskan Native/American Indian (68%)
  • 67 children were removed from their home; 49 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (73%),
  • 82 children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 44 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (54%)

Table of Children Out of Home, by OCS Region

Region Out of Home Removed from Home Discharged from OCS Care
Anchorage 967
14
26
Northern 527
7
18
Southcentral 658
16
27
Southeast 169
10
5
Western 309
20
6


Providers who were Licensed during April 2024

There were 1,243 licensed homes during all or part of the month, including the following:

  • 647 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (91 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 509 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 14 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (2 of which met standards for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 3 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 13 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 31 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 23 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 0 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 1 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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