Juvenile Delinquency in De Kalb, AL
Unfortunately, in many areas of the De Kalb 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 206 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of De Kalb County. Of that total, 33% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 69 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, De Kalb County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future De Kalb County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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