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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 November 12, 2021.


Protective Service Reports Screened during the Month of September 2021.

  • 1,669 Protective Service Reports were screened,
  • 701 Protective Service Reports were screened in (42%),
  • 968 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 542 228 314
Northern 391 153 238
Southcentral 396 160 236
Southeast 166 73 93
Western 174 87 87


Initial Assessments Completed for the Month of September 2021

  • 571 Initial Assessments were completed,
  • 134 Initial Assessments were Substantiated (23%),
  • 437 Initial Assessments were Not Substantiated (includes count of Closed without a Finding).

Table of Initial Assessments Completed, by OCS Region

Region Assessments Completed Assessments Substantiated Assessments Not Substantiated
Anchorage 126 25 101
Northern 144 26 118
Southcentral 152 48 104
Southeast 72 13 59
Western 77 22 55


Children in Out-of-home care for the Month of October 2020

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.

  • 3,133 Children were in Out-of-home care during the month; 2,089 of these children were Alaskan Native/American Indian (67%)
  • 120 children were removed from their home; 75 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (63%),
  • 50 children were discharged from Out-of-Home care; 30 of these were Alaskan Native/American Indian (60%).

Table of Children Out of Home, by OCS Region

Region Children Out of Home Removed from Home Discharged from OCS Care
Anchorage 1,160 33 13
Northern 582 31 11
Southcentral 871 43 21
Southeast 219 4 2
Western 301 9 3


Providers who were Licensed for All or Part of the Month of October 2020

There were 1,519 licensed homes during the month, including the following:

  • 622 Non-Child-Specific Foster Homes (112 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 621 Child-Specific Foster Homes,
  • 159 Non-Child-Specific Foster Group Homes (21 of which met the standard for the Indian Child Welfare Act),
  • 48 Child-Specific Foster Group Homes,
  • 16 Child Placement Agencies,
  • 40 Residential Child Care Facilities,
  • 8 Residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers,
  • 2 Maternity Homes,
  • 3 Tribal Foster Homes,
  • 0 Independent Living Programs,
  • 0 Assisted Living Facilities.

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