Change Indicator

Commitments to South Dakota Department of Corrections in South Dakota

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Definition and Source



The total number of juveniles committed to the Department of Corrections during the reporting period. The figure includes youth who have had multiple petitions committing them to the Department of Corrections with separate dispositional dates during the reporting period. Figures are by county which means the county of record in which the judge conducted the adjudication and dispositional proceedings. It can be county of residence or the county where the offense occurred.

Data Source

Court Services Department of the South Dakota Unified Judicial System -


DATE - Data are for State Fiscal Year.
NA - Data is not reported when there are less than 4 in a matching area, or if the value could be used to calculate another suppressed value.
NOTE - Judges do not place youth in specific facilities or programs pursuant to a Dispositional Order. They commit youth to the Department of Corrections and the Department of Corrections places the youth in a juvenile corrections facility, residential treatment facility, group care facility, or foster care.

Last Updated

September 2023