Juvenile Delinquency in Jasper, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jasper 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 1891 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jasper County. Of that total, 33% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 632 court cases. Another 25% were dependency cases that accounted for 475 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Jasper County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jasper County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Jasper County, MO
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Jasper County, MO Courts
Jasper County Circuit Court
Address: 302 S Main St Rm 304, Carthage, MO 64836