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Juvenile Delinquency in Jefferson, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jefferson 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 1512 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County. Of that total, 48% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 728 court cases. Another 22% were dependency cases that accounted for 328 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Jefferson County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jefferson County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency9,044
Dependency2,464
Status9,105

Government of Jefferson County, AL

County Seat: Birmingham
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1819
Total Square Miles: 1,124
2019 Population: 659,197
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North
County Courthouse
Birmingham , AL 35203-0100
http://jeffconline.jccal.org/

Jefferson County, AL Courts