Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, ME
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 Maine often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 56 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 45% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 25 court cases. Another 55% were dependency cases that accounted for 31 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.
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Government of Washington County, ME
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Washington County, ME Courts
Washington County District Court
Address: P.O. Box 526, Machias, ME 4654