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Juvenile Delinquency in Jennings, IN

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

In 2017, a total of 148 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jennings County. Of that total, 17% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 25 court cases. Another 83% were dependency cases that accounted for 123 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jennings County, IN

County Seat: Vernon
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1816
Total Square Miles: 378
2019 Population: 27,626
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 383
County Courthouse
Vernon , IN 47282-0383

Jennings County, IN Courts