Juvenile Delinquency in Adams, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Adams County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Pennsylvania often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 251 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Adams County. Of that total, 76% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 191 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 60 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Adams County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Adams County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Adams County, PA
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Adams County, PA Courts
Adams County Common Pleas
Address: 111 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325