Juvenile Delinquency in Sussex, NJ
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sussex County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in New Jersey often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 402 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sussex County. Of that total, 37% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 147 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Sussex County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Sussex County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Sussex County, NJ
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|County Contact:|| One Spring Street
County Administration Center
Newton , NJ 07860-2070