Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, VT
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Washington County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Vermont often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 200 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 72 court cases. Another 59% were dependency cases that accounted for 118 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Washington County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Washington County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Washington County, VT
|Total Square Miles:||695|
|County Contact:|| 65 State St
Montpelier , VT 05602-3594