Juvenile Delinquency in Huerfano, CO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Huerfano County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Colorado often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 21 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Huerfano County. Of that total, 71% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 15 court cases. Another 29% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Huerfano County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Huerfano County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Huerfano County, CO
|Total Square Miles:||1,593|
|County Contact:|| 401 Main St
Walsenburg , CO 81089-2045