Juvenile Delinquency in Houston, TN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Houston County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Tennessee often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2016, a total of 46 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Houston County. Of that total, 80% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 37 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Houston County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Houston County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Houston County, TN
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Houston County, TN Courts
Houston County TN CourtHouse
Address: P.O. Box 403, Erin, TN 37061