Juvenile Delinquency in Jefferson, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jefferson 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 35 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 24 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Jefferson County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jefferson County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Jefferson County, MS
|Total Square Miles:||527|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 145
Fayette , MS 39069-0145