- Posted: June 23, 2017
Child and Family Services Review 2017 Statewide Assessment Executive Summary
This Executive Summary provides a quick overview of the 2017 Statewide Assessment prepared by Alaska’s Office of Children Services (OCS) as part of the federal Children and Family Services Review (CFSR) underway this year. The full document is available on the OCS website here. The Alaska CRP participated in the year-long review process in multiple ways, and provided input at various stages along the way. The Statewide Assessment is informed by a broad spectrum of partners and stakeholders of Alaska’s child protection system.
The federal CFSR review is a periodic review of each state’s child protection system. It is conducted by a collaborative team that includes trained reviewers from Children’s Bureau, staff of the state CPS system, and many other technical experts from local partner agencies. The review is extensive, and covers all aspects of OCS’ operation. This is the third round of reviews. Alaska first two reviews were in 2002 and 2009. CFSR is followed by a 2-year Program Improvement Plan (PIP) that identifies specific plans to improve areas of operation that were identified as needing improvement. Alaska CRP looks forward to participating in preparing and implementing the PIP.