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Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clay 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 48 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 10% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 5 court cases. Another 90% were dependency cases that accounted for 43 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Clay County, WV

County Seat: Clay
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1858
Total Square Miles: 344
2019 Population: 8,764
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 190
County Courthouse
Clay , WV 25043-0190