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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, OR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Oregon often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 151 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 52% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 79 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Union County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Union County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,917
Dependency130
Status949

Government of Union County, OR

County Seat: La Grande
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1864
Total Square Miles: 2,039
2019 Population: 26,222
Persons/Square Mile: 0.08
County Contact: 1106 K Ave
County Courthouse
La Grande , OR 97850-2131
http://www.union-county.org/

Union County, OR Courts