Juvenile Delinquency in Berrien, MI
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Berrien County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Michigan often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 677 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Berrien County. Of that total, 82% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 555 court cases. Another 18% were dependency cases that accounted for 122 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Berrien County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Berrien County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Berrien County, MI
|County Seat:||Saint Joseph|
|Total Square Miles:||1,581|
Berrien County, MI Courts
Berrien County Circuit Court
Address: 811 Port St., St. Joseph, MI 49085