Juvenile Delinquency in Rio Arriba, NM
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rio Arriba County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in New Mexico often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 230 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rio Arriba County. Of that total, 80% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 185 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Rio Arriba County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Rio Arriba County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Rio Arriba County, NM
|County Seat:||Tierra Amarilla|
|Total Square Miles:||5,896|
|County Contact:|| 1122 Industrial Park Rd
County Annex Building
Espanola , NM 87532-3453
Rio Arriba County, NM Courts
First Judicial District Court - Rio Arriba County Courthouse
Address: 7 Mainstreet, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575