Juvenile Delinquency in Jackson, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jackson County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in West Virginia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 110 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jackson County. Of that total, 6% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 7 court cases. Another 94% were dependency cases that accounted for 103 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Jackson County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jackson County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Jackson County, WV
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|County Contact:|| PO BOX 800
Ripley , WV 25271-0800
Jackson County, WV Courts
Jackson County Courthouse
Address: 100 North Court Street, Ripley, WV 25271