Juvenile Delinquency in Highland, VA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Highland County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Virginia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 9 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Highland County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 9 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Highland County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Highland County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Highland County, VA
|Total Square Miles:||416|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 130
Monterey , VA 24465-0130