Juvenile Delinquency in Marion, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Marion 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 661 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Marion County. Of that total, 10% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 64 court cases. Another 27% were dependency cases that accounted for 178 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Marion County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Marion County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Marion County, WV
|Total Square Miles:||312|
|County Contact:|| 200 Jackson St Rm 403
Fairmont , WV 26554-2963
Marion County, WV Courts
Marion County Courthouse
Address: 219 Adams St, Fairmont, WV 26554