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Alaska

Delinquency services in Alaska are centralized. The Division of Juvenile Justice, under the Department of Health and Social Services administers detention, probation, aftercare, and corrections. Juvenile probation officers from the Division of Juvenile Justice carry caseloads of pre-adjudicated and adjudicated juvenile offenders. Pre-adjudicated offenders are most often diverted from the formal juvenile justice system. Adjudicated offenders are supervised by juvenile probation officers whether placed in or out-of-home for the duration of the courtís order. Release decisions are made by the Division of Juvenile Justice. A correctional facilityís review board makes this decision with recommendations from the juvenileís institutional treatment team and juvenile probation.