Alaska grants tribes authority over children's services

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska has signed an agreement with tribal organizations, granting them authority over certain children's services currently provided by the state.

KTVA-TV reports that the compact signed on Thursday gives a tribe the ability to decide what kind of services its community can provide.

Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said tribes will be able to do anything from assisting with home visits to securing licenses for foster homes

Alaska grants tribes authority over children's services
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