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NCJ Number: 162300 Find in a Library
Title: Reaching Out with a Helping Hand: Missouri Division of Youth Services Annual Report Fiscal Year 95
Corporate Author: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Dept of Social Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0447
Sale Source: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Dept of Social Services
P.O. Box 447
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0447
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These statistics describe juveniles who came to the notice of the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) during fiscal year 1995.
Abstract: During fiscal 1995 more than 1,300 youths were committed to DYS from the 45 Missouri judicial circuits; DYS is also providing day treatment services to youth referred by other agencies and juvenile courts. In addition, the division's residential care resources were increased by 180 beds. Eighty-two percent of youth committed were initially placed into residential care, while the other 18 percent were placed into community care. Eighty-seven percent of youths committed to DYS were boys. The average age of all youths committed was 15 years and the average DYS youth has completed 8.8 years of schooling. The percentage of youths committed for the most serious felonies increased 52 percent over 1994, while the number of youths committed for status offenses decreased by 5 percent. Fifty-five percent of all commitments were from a single parent home; only 20 percent were from an intact family situation. Ninety-three percent of all discharges from DYS custody were satisfactory. Figures, tables, appendixes, map
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquent family relations; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Juvenile statistics; Missouri; Neighborhood justice centers; State courts; State crime statistics; State juvenile justice systems; Statistics
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