Juvenile Delinquency in Douglas, CO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Douglas County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Colorado often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 455 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Douglas County. Of that total, 88% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 400 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 55 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Douglas County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Douglas County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Douglas County, CO
|County Seat:||Castle Rock|
|Total Square Miles:||843|
|County Contact:|| 100 Third Street
County Administration Building
Castle Rock , CO 80104-2425