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Juvenile Delinquency in Lawrence, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lawrence 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 162 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lawrence County. Of that total, 40% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 64 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,441
Dependency34
Status1,801

Government of Lawrence County, AL

County Seat: Moulton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 717
2019 Population: 33,049
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02

Lawrence County, AL Courts