Juvenile Delinquency in Chatham, GA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Chatham County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Georgia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 1413 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chatham County. Of that total, 68% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 961 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 166 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Chatham County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Chatham County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Chatham County, GA
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Chatham County, GA Courts
Chatham County Georgia Superior Court
Address: 133 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401