The population in Henry County was 241,928 , (2013). according to the census bureau, now 217,739 in (2015) "the County has increased scents 1970, which was 23,954" Youth Crime rate within Henry County alone is in these, " KEY FACTORS: YOUTH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM Youth Crimes Youth commit only a small portion of the nation’s crime. In 2014, 10.4% of violent crime clearances and 14.7% of the property crime clearances nationwide involved only youth.1 According to the FBI, youth under age 18 accounted for 9.1% of all arrests. 2 Youth crime has also been going down for many years. The number of adults arrested in 2005 compared with 2014 has decreased 14.1%, whereas the number of youth arrested dropped a staggering 51.2% during that same time frame.3 Between 1997 and 2013, the number of youth placed in residential corrections facilities dropped 48%. 4 In 2011, the serious violent crime offending rate among youth ages 12-17 was only 9 crimes per 1,000 youth, with 232,000 of such offenses involving youth victims—substantially lower than a peak rate of 52 crimes per 1,000 youth ages 12-17 in 1993. 5 This decline is due to different state policies rather than any federal policies.67 In Texas, where state juvenile justice reform occurred in 2007, the number of commitments dropped by 72% to 1,242 from 2006 to 2013, after stagnating at above 4,000 commitments for a decade before the reform. Nationally, commitments fell 51% in that same time frame. In Ohio, 2010 reforms saw a 53% drop in commitments from 2010 to 2013; nationally, commitments fell a slighter 32%.8 Despite this drop, the United States has the highest rate of youth confinement of any developed country.9 In 2010, there were 173 youth for every 100,000 in confinement. 10 However, 39% of those who are in confinement are there due to a technical violation of probation, drug offenses, public order offenses, status offenses, and low level property offenses. 11 Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Court Process: In 2013, just more than 1 million cases in U.S. juvenile courts involved charges of a delinquency offense 12—approximately 2,900 delinquency cases per day.13 Since peaking in 1997, the number of delinquency cases has declined by 44%.14 The trends in juvenile court cases paralleled a decline in arrests of persons younger than 18. While the number of youth arrested dropped 45.7% between 2004 and 2013,15 the number of delinquency cases fell 37% in that time frame. 16 2 Referral: Wish You Well Youth Faith Foundation Inc. Will help youth ages 12-21 move passed these issues with a hands on training program and though change, one youth at a time, with your support we can make a difference.
Cases referred to juvenile court are first screened by an intake department (either within or outside
the court). The intake department may decide to dismiss the case for lack of legal sufficiency or to
resolve the matter formally (petitioned) or informally (non-petitioned).17 In 2013, 55% of delinquency cases were petitioned while 45% were handled informally.18 56% of petitioned cases in 2013 resulted in an adjudication of delinquency; 64% of these resulted in
probation, and 24% resulted in placement in a residential facility. 19 Among the non-petitioned cases, 40% were dismissed by the court. 23% of the cases informally
handled resulted in voluntary probation and 37% resulted in other dispositions. 20