Juvenile Delinquency in Hampden, MA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hampden County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Massachusetts often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 881 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hampden County. Of that total, 0% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1 court cases. Another 60% were dependency cases that accounted for 530 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Hampden County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Hampden County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Hampden County, MA Courts
Chicopee District Court
Address: 30 Church St, Chicopee, MA 1020
Palmer District Court
Address: 235 Sykes St., Suite 3, Palmer, MA 1069
Springfield District Court
Address: 50 State St., P.O. Box 2421, Springfield, MA 1102
Westfield District Court
Address: 224 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 1085
Hampden County Superior Court
Address: 50 State St., P.O. Box 559, Springfield, MA 1102
Holyoke District Court
Address: 20 Court Plaza, Holyoke, MA 1040