Gov. Bill Walker
Alaska Transfers Child Welfare Services for Native Alaskans to Tribes
In Alaska, a coalition of tribal governments has now begun to assume responsibility for offering some child welfare services to Alaska Native children. The Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact, which was signed into law in October 2017 by Alaska Gov.
Eight Years Later, “Foster Care to 21” Moving Toward a Majority in U.S.
The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill late last week that would enable foster youth to remain in care until age 21. House Bill 27 would permit an extension of one year in state custody to a youth turning 18 without any permanency plan in place; two additional one-year extensions of custody could be achieved through a hearing.