Juvenile Delinquency in Columbia, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Columbia 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 189 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Columbia County. Of that total, 57% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 107 court cases. Another 43% were dependency cases that accounted for 82 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Columbia County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Columbia County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Columbia County, PA
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|County Contact:|| PO BOX 380
Bloomsburg , PA 17815-0380
Columbia County, PA Courts
Columbia County Common Pleas
Address: 35 W. Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815