Juvenile Delinquency in Franklin, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Franklin 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 445 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Franklin County. Of that total, 73% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 325 court cases. Another 25% were dependency cases that accounted for 111 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Franklin County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Franklin County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Franklin County, PA
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|County Contact:|| 157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg , PA 17201-2233
Franklin County, PA Courts
Franklin County Common Pleas
Address: 2 N. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201