The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has reported significant continued COVID-19 case transmission rates in Anchorage and Juneau.

Alaska State Ombudsman offices are closed to the public.

We will reopen by appointment when DHSS reports that the risk level is low again.

Call (907) 465-4970 for more information.

  • The Alaska Ombudsman helps people who have complaints or problems with our state government.
  • We investigate complaints to determine if you were treated unfairly, unreasonably, unlawfully, or in error.
  • We make sure government processes are fair and effective.
  • We work to resolve complaints and improve government processes.
What We Do

COVID-19 Emergency Response Information & Resources

Updated information about local and state government responses to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Success Stories

We Helped a Widow Collect Their Spouse’s Belongings

A widow contacted us for help retrieving her husband’s belongings from the Department of Corrections. We referred her to the DOC Chaplain, and then helped make sure that the necessary paperwork was received by DOC so that they could release the property. Soon after, she received her husband’s belongings from DOC.

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The Alaska Ombudsman is an independent, impartial, non-partisan agency that investigates complaints against the Alaska State Government and departments.
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- Kate Burkhart begins her second term as Alaska State Ombudsman today. The Alaska State Legislature, in joint session, unanimously approved her reappointment on May 4, 2022. Learn more. Read more "Ombudsman Begins Second Term"
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