Juvenile Delinquency in Potter, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Potter County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Pennsylvania often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 41 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Potter County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 35 court cases. Another 15% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Potter County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Potter County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Potter County, PA
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Potter County, PA Courts
Potter County Common Pleas
Address: 1 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915