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Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, KS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Washington 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 6 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 6 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency226
Dependency0
Status0

Government of Washington County, KS

County Seat: Washington
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1860
Total Square Miles: 899
2019 Population: 5,485
Persons/Square Mile: 0.16
County Contact: 214 C St
County Courthouse
Washington , KS 66968-1928
http://www.washingtoncountyks.gov/

Washington County, KS Courts