Commitment to state custody

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Definitions: Number of young people (dependent and delinquent) under the age of 20 who are committed to state custody during a given state fiscal year (July - June). Rate is per 1,000 population of the same age.

Data Source: Counts data provided by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Population data were from the Office of Health Statistics, Division of Policy, Planning and Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health. The Kids Count division of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth organized the data and calculated rates.