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Juvenile Delinquency in Douglas, KS

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

In 2017, a total of 164 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Douglas County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 164 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Douglas County, KS

County Seat: Lawrence
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1855
Total Square Miles: 475
2019 Population: 120,793
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1100 Massachusetts St
County Courthouse
Lawrence , KS 66044-3040

Douglas County, KS Courts