Juvenile Delinquency in Montgomery, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Montgomery 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 1333 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Montgomery County. Of that total, 78% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1035 court cases. Another 21% were dependency cases that accounted for 275 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Montgomery County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Montgomery County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Montgomery County, PA
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|County Contact:|| PO BOX 311
Norristown , PA 19404-0311
Montgomery County, PA Courts
Montgomery County Common Pleas
Address: 2 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401