Juvenile Delinquency in Bolivar, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Bolivar County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Mississippi often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 180 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bolivar County. Of that total, 91% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 164 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Bolivar County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Bolivar County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Bolivar County, MS
|County Seat:||Cleveland and Rosedale|
|Total Square Miles:||906|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 698
Cleveland , MS 38732-0698
Bolivar County, MS Courts
Bolivar County Chancery Court
Address: P.O. Box 789, Cleveland, MS 38732