The number of youth on the Department's committed caseload decreased during 2010. As displayed in Figure 4, there were 148 fewer clients on the Department's committed caseload on January 1, 2011 compared to one year ago. This represents a 10% decrease. DYS now has 61% less youth on its committed caseload than it did ten years ago.

Figure 4 DYS Committed Caseload 2001-2011

As the data in Figure 5 indicates, the committed caseloads in all five DYS Regions decreased during the past year. The Metro Region showed the largest percentage decrease.

Figure 5. Committed Caseload by Area, by Sex: January 1, 2010 vs. January 1, 20011

Males

Area 1/1/2010
Caseload
1/1/2011
Caseload
# Change % Change
Western 263242-21-8.0%
Central 195190-5-2.6%
Southeast 318295-23-7.2%
Metro 203165-38-18.7%
Northeast 231206-25-10.8%
Total 1,210 1,098 -112 -9.3%

Females

Area 1/1/2010
Caseload
1/1/2011
Caseload
# Change % Change
Western 6743-24-35.8%
Central 5146-5-9.8%
Southeast 565600.0%
Metro 2013-7-35.0%
Northeast 323200.0%
Total 226 190 -36 -15.9%

Total Committed

Area 1/1/2010
Caseload
1/1/2011
Caseload
# Change % Change
Western 330285-45-13.6%
Central 246236-10-4.1%
Southeast 374351-23-6.1%
Metro 223178-45-20.2%
Northeast 263238-25-9.5%
Total 1,436 1,288 -148 -10.3%


During the past year, the number of males on the Department's committed caseload decreased by 112 (9%). The number of females decreased by 36 (16%) during the same period. As the data in Figure 6 shows, the number of females on the DYS committed caseload has decreased by 250 (57%) since 2001. The number of males on the committed caseload has decreased by 1723 (61%) during this same ten-year period.

Figure 6 DYS Commited Female Caseload 2001-2011.



This information is provided by the Department of Youth Services.