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Juvenile Delinquency in Ouachita, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ouachita County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Arkansas often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 146 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ouachita County. Of that total, 31% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 45 court cases. Another 27% were dependency cases that accounted for 40 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,368
Dependency591
Status1,182

Government of Ouachita County, AR

County Seat: Camden
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1842
Total Square Miles: 740
2019 Population: 23,868
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 644
County Courthouse
Camden , AR 71711-0644
http://www.ouachitacounty.org/

Ouachita County, AR Courts