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Second OCS position open in Petersburg


August 9, 2018

The Office of Child Services works across Alaska to support and protect children across the state. According to their website, the main goals of OCS are to give children a “healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain cultural connections and to help them realize their potential.”

This can be a hard job, according to Alaska State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins. He said that the state has a problem with cases of child abuse and neglect.

“It’s been a chronic issue, unfortunately,” he said.

The issue is compounded in areas like Southeast Alaska, w...

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