Juvenile Delinquency in Sheridan, WY
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sheridan County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Wyoming often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 35 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sheridan County. Of that total, 29% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 10 court cases. Another 71% were dependency cases that accounted for 25 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Sheridan County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Sheridan County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Sheridan County, WY
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Sheridan County, WY Courts
Sheridan County District Court
Address: 224 S Main St # B11, Sheridan, WY 82801