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Juvenile Delinquency in Lewis, WA

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

In 2017, a total of 497 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lewis County. Of that total, 65% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 321 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency10,760
Dependency1,408
Status3,998

Government of Lewis County, WA

County Seat: Chehalis
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1845
Total Square Miles: 2,436
2019 Population: 78,200
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 360 Nw North St
County Courthouse
Chehalis , WA 98532-1925
http://lewiscountywa.gov/

Lewis County, WA Courts