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Juvenile Delinquency in Powhatan, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Powhatan County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Virginia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 118 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Powhatan County. Of that total, 72% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 85 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,010
Dependency0
Status322

Government of Powhatan County, VA

County Seat: Powhatan
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1777
Total Square Miles: 262
2019 Population: 28,601
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 3834 Old Buckingham Rd Ste A
County Courthouse
Powhatan , VA 23139-7051
http://www.powhatanva.gov