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Juvenile Delinquency in Douglas, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Douglas County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Missouri often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 68 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Douglas County. Of that total, 34% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 23 court cases. Another 46% were dependency cases that accounted for 31 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Douglas County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Douglas County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,139
Dependency297
Status572

Government of Douglas County, MO

County Seat: Ava
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1857
Total Square Miles: 815
2019 Population: 13,300
Persons/Square Mile: 0.06
County Contact: PO BOX 398
County Courthouse
Ava , MO 65608-0398

Douglas County, MO Courts