Juvenile Delinquency in Rio Blanco, CO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rio Blanco 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 20 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rio Blanco County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 14 court cases. Another 30% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Rio Blanco County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Rio Blanco County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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