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Juvenile Delinquency in Morgan, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Morgan County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Illinois often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 41 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Morgan County. Of that total, 71% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 29 court cases. Another 29% were dependency cases that accounted for 12 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Morgan County, IL

County Seat: Jacksonville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1823
Total Square Miles: 572
2019 Population: 33,798
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 300 W State St
County Courthouse
Jacksonville , IL 62650-2063