Juvenile Delinquency in Northwest Arctic, AK
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Northwest Arctic County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Alaska often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 126 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Northwest Arctic County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 126 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Northwest Arctic County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Northwest Arctic County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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