Juvenile Delinquency in Vernon, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Vernon 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 591 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Vernon County. Of that total, 37% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 220 court cases. Another 19% were dependency cases that accounted for 110 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Vernon County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Vernon County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Vernon County, MO
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|County Contact:|| 100 W Cherry St
Nevada , MO 64772-3375
Vernon County, MO Courts
Vernon County Circuit Court
Address: 100 W Cherry St Ste 15, Nevada, MO 64772