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Juvenile Delinquency in Poweshiek, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Poweshiek County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Iowa often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 40 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Poweshiek County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 40 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Poweshiek County, IA

County Seat: Montezuma
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1843
Total Square Miles: 586
2019 Population: 18,314
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 57
County Courthouse
Montezuma , IA 50171-0057