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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Alaska is a mandatory P.L. 280 state except the Metlakatla Indian Community of the Annette Island Reserve, which is not subject to state criminal jurisdiction. Metlakatla, Barrow and Chevak have exclusive tribal jurisdiction over child welfare matters, which could apply. Indian country has been reduced by case law. See AK Legal Services Corporation’s Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017


Report: Relative Rate Index Summary by Race 2005-2015
Author: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Juvenile Justice
Tracks RRIs 2005–2015
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed


The Alaska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) publishes data on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). Alaska reports Relative Rate Indices (RRI) at all 9 recommended decision points for 6 populations. DJJ has reported DMC data annually beginning in 2005. Rates are reported for local jurisdictions (for Anchorage and Fairbanks) and statewide. It is unclear if race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

DMC assessment

Report: An Examination of the Factors that Influence Justice Decision Making in Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska
Author: Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice
Year: 2006

DMC assessment Geography: Local

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Descriptive statistics

The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice completed an assessment in 2006 for two local jurisdictions. Data was assessed from 2002 to 2003 for African American, Asian, and American Indian/Alaska Native youth for referrals. Research methods included multivariate analysis and descriptive statistics.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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