Juvenile Delinquency in Shelby, AL
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Shelby 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 934 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Shelby County. Of that total, 25% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 233 court cases. Another 38% were dependency cases that accounted for 356 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Shelby County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Shelby County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Shelby County, AL
|Total Square Miles:||810|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 467
County Administration Building
Columbiana , AL 35051-0467
Shelby County, AL Courts
Shelby County Courthouse
Address: First Floor, Room 128 112 North Main Street P.O. Box 1810, Columbiana, AL 35051
Shelby County, Alabama Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
Address: 112 North Main Street | P.O. Box 1810, Columbiana, AL 35051
Shelby County Probate Court
Address: 200 West College Street, Columbiana, AL 35051