Juvenile Delinquency in Brooke, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Brooke County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in West Virginia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 189 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Brooke County. Of that total, 12% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 23 court cases. Another 25% were dependency cases that accounted for 47 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Brooke County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Brooke County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Brooke County, WV
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|County Contact:|| 632 Main St
Wellsburg , WV 26070-1743