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Juvenile Delinquency in Morgan, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Morgan 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 1005 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Morgan County. Of that total, 27% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 271 court cases. Another 21% were dependency cases that accounted for 208 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency12,379
Dependency1,424
Status12,616

Government of Morgan County, AL

County Seat: Decatur
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 599
2019 Population: 118,818
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 668
County Courthouse
Decatur , AL 35602-0668
http://www.co.morgan.al.us

Morgan County, AL Courts