Juvenile Delinquency in Ripley, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ripley 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 169 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ripley County. Of that total, 33% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 55 court cases. Another 40% were dependency cases that accounted for 68 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Ripley County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Ripley County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Ripley County, MO
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Ripley County, MO Courts
Ripley County Circuit Court
Address: 100 Court House Sq, Doniphan, MO 63935