Pipeline Data Corner: Children in Protective Custody increasing
By Travis Erickson, Field Administrator
The number of children in protective custody has been on the rise for the past year and a half in Alaska. This may be an indicator of increased maltreatment rates, but may also be the result of other factors such as the severity of reported maltreatment, organizational practice changes, and duration of time spent in custody. Deeper analysis is currently being conducted to determine what factors may be contributing to this trend.