Alaska has seven juvenile detention centers around the state that hold youth offenders below the age of 18. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice is the agency in charge of all youth services across the state. Each of its facilities offers the same programs and rehabilitation. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice website, their mission provides:
This government agency is responsible for all Alaska juvenile inmate records. Although it is not possible to conduct an Alaska juvenile detention center inmate search online, someone could contact the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice directly to inquire about a specific youth staying there. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice is run by Director, Tracy Dompeling, and she works closely with other divisions in their department to serve the youth of Alaska.
The state of Alaska provides both long and short-term treatment for youth offenders. Their mission states: “Programs are specifically designed to intervene in entrenched delinquent behavior, to build value systems reflective of the local culture, and restore victims and the community to the fullest degree possible. Youth are assigned a treatment team that works with them and their families throughout their stay to break the cycle of offending.”
Each of the seven juvenile detention centers houses specific demographics, and they have differing levels of custody (security).