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Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Washington 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 20 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 20 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,083
Dependency29
Status209

Government of Washington County, AL

County Seat: Chatom
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1800
Total Square Miles: 1,089
2019 Population: 16,531
Persons/Square Mile: 0.07
County Contact: PO BOX 146
County Courthouse
Chatom , AL 36518-0146

Washington County, AL Courts