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NCJ Number: 200401 Find in a Library
Title: Missouri Department of Social Services Division of Youth Services Annual Report Fiscal Year 2002
Corporate Author: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Dept of Social Services
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0447
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fiscal year 2002 Annual Report of the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides an overview of agency operations, statistics regarding the youth served, and outcome indicators.
Abstract: The mission of the DYS is "to enable youth to fulfill their needs in a responsible manner within the context of and with respect for the needs of the family and the community." The DYS provides the following array of services and approaches: a continuum of community-based and residential treatment and education services; a case management system in which a single case manager follows a youth throughout his/her tenure in the agency; collaboration with local juvenile courts regarding early intervention and prevention efforts through the provision of diversionary funds; an emphasis on a humane, dignified, supportive, structured, and therapeutic climate; development of community-based partnerships; and incorporation of treatment outcome and quality assurance components to evaluate efficacy and improve service delivery. A total of 1,287 youth were committed to DYS during fiscal year 2002, with 83.2 percent of the youth being male. The average age of all youth committed was 15.1 years. A total of 158 youth (12.3 percent) were committed for the most serious felonies (A and B felonies) during fiscal year 2002, and 504 youth (39.2 percent) were committed for less serious felonies. A total of 145 (11.3 percent) youth were committed for juvenile offenses, and 480 youth (37.3 percent) were committed for misdemeanors and other non-felonies. Youth from single-parent homes constituted 57.4 percent of the commitments. Of all discharges from DYS custody, 87.7 percent were satisfactory. 23 figures, 6 tables, and appended supplementary statistics
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile case management; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics; Juvenile justice employment/expenditure data; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile recidivism statistics; Missouri
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