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Juvenile Delinquency in Bennington, VT

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Bennington County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Vermont often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 160 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bennington County. Of that total, 37% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 59 court cases. Another 59% were dependency cases that accounted for 94 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Bennington County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Bennington County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

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Government of Bennington County, VT

County Seat: Bennington and Manchester
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1779
Total Square Miles: 678
2019 Population: 35,594
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO Box 4157
County Courthouse
Bennington , VT 05201-4157

Bennington County, VT Courts