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 May 11, 2023.


Protective Service Reports Screened during April 2023

  • 1,915 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 604 Protective Service Reports were screened in (32%)
  • 1,311 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 607 197
410
Northern 480
149 331
Southcentral 455
130
325
Southeast 205
60
145
Western 168
68
100


Initial Assessments Completed during April 2023

  • 443 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 123 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (28%),
  • 320¬†Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Completed Substantiated Not Substantiated
Anchorage 131
32
99
Northern 129
35
94
Southcentral 103
35
68
Southeast 43
10
33
Western 37
11
26


Children in Out-of-home care during April 2023

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.

  • 2,775 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; of these children 1,896 were Alaskan Native/American Indian (68%)
  • 96 children were removed from their home; 70 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (73%),
  • 38 children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 26 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (68%)

Table of Children Out of Home, by OCS Region

Region Out of Home Removed from Home Discharged from OCS Care
Anchorage 1,034 32
16
Northern 559 20
4
Southcentral 716
18
15
Southeast 169
5
1
Western 297
21
2


Providers who were Licensed during April 2023

There were 1,365 licensed homes during all or part of the month, including the following:

  • 652 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (99 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 537 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 79 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (8 of which met standards for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 19 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 16 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 38 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 22 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 0 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 0 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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