Juvenile Delinquency in Jefferson, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jefferson County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Pennsylvania often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 133 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County. Of that total, 35% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 47 court cases. Another 65% were dependency cases that accounted for 86 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Jefferson County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jefferson County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Jefferson County, PA
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|County Contact:|| 155 Main St, Jefferson Place
County Courthouse Annex
Brookville , PA 15825-1281
Jefferson County, PA Courts
Jefferson County Common Pleas
Address: 200 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825