Juvenile Delinquency in Susquehanna, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Susquehanna 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 82 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Susquehanna County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 38 court cases. Another 54% were dependency cases that accounted for 44 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Susquehanna County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Susquehanna County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Susquehanna County, PA
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|County Contact:|| PO BOX 218
Montrose , PA 18801-0218
Susquehanna County, PA Courts
Susquehanna County Common Pleas
Address: P.O. Box 218, Montrose, PA 18801