Juvenile Delinquency in Piscataquis, ME
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Piscataquis County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Maine often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 23 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Piscataquis County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 6 court cases. Another 74% were dependency cases that accounted for 17 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Piscataquis County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Piscataquis County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Piscataquis County, ME
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Piscataquis County, ME Courts
Piscataquis County District Court
Address: 159 East Main Street, Suite 21, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 4426