Juvenile Delinquency in Portage, OH
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Portage County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Ohio often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 973 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Portage County. Of that total, 65% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 630 court cases. Another 30% were dependency cases that accounted for 291 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Portage County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Portage County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Portage County, OH
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|County Contact:|| 449 S Meridian St
County Administration Building
Ravenna , OH 44266-2914
Portage County, OH Courts
Portage County Common Pleas Court
Address: 203 West Main Street, Ravenna, OH 44266