Historic Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact Becomes Law

On Friday, August 5, 2022, HB 184, a bill codifying the Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact, became State law. The Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact is a State-Tribal initiative that began in 2017 with 18 Tribal Co-Signers, representing 161 federally recognized Tribes. The Compact was created to address and improve deep structural inequities in Alaska’s child welfare system. The new law provides more stability and certainty to continued work under the Compact, allowing the State and Tribes to continue providing services to Alaska families across the State even when executive administrations change. Learn more.