Juvenile Delinquency in Cherokee, AL
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Cherokee County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Alabama often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 239 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Cherokee County. Of that total, 23% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 55 court cases. Another 13% were dependency cases that accounted for 32 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Cherokee County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Cherokee County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Cherokee County, AL
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