Juvenile Delinquency in Luzerne, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Luzerne 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 772 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Luzerne County. Of that total, 45% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 346 court cases. Another 52% were dependency cases that accounted for 405 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Luzerne County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Luzerne County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Luzerne County, PA
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|County Contact:|| 200 N River St
Wilkes Barre , PA 18711-1001
Luzerne County, PA Courts
Luzerne County Common Pleas
Address: 200 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711