By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Assembly to decide whether to fund OCS caseworker at lower cost


At its upcoming July 25 meeting, the borough assembly will decide whether to spend $25,000 per year to help keep a state Office of Children’s Services (OCS) caseworker in town or cut funding for the position.

About a year ago, the borough established a cost-sharing deal with the state to bring a caseworker to Wrangell. The deal stipulated that the borough would pay $53,000, half of the position’s annual cost, and provide an office in the Public Safety Building.

Community advocates for the deal hoped that having a caseworker on the island would improve the levels of protection and advoca...

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