Agency integration, 2016

Coordination, 2014

  • Uses for coordination
  • Does not use for coordination
  • Data sharing

    Facilitated through the use of statewide information systems allowing for consistent data sharing between systems.

  • Committees or advisory groups

    Multidisciplinary groups that often have regularly scheduled meetings to brainstorm ways to improve systems integration.

  • Formal interagency MOUs

    Collaborative agreements to guide systems integration efforts

  • Informal interagency agreements

    Commonly based on historical practice, mutual trust, and recognition of the need to collaborate in order to serve dual-status youth.

  • Statute and/or rules

    Rules that mandate systems integration efforts


In South Dakota, the Department of Social Services (DSS) administers child welfare services, the  Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections (DOC) administers juvenile commitment and juvenile probation field services are operated in seven regions by the South Dakota Unified State Court System. 

The state agencies consulted with national experts at Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corp to develop a formal record sharing agreement between DSS and DOC. The focus of the agreement is between child protection services and corrections and is supported with a formal case coordination protocol recorded in a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU addresses the criteria for considering a DOC commitment for a dual status youth, joint planning procedures, cost sharing protocols and agreed upon principles for collaboration.

Reported data

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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