Category: Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile justice is a hot topic in every city across the U.S. it seems, but lately, Denver has seen more than its normal share of juvenile crime. According to the Colorado Division of Youth Services, there was a 10-percent increase in violent crimes by young offenders from 2019 to 2020.

Due to this jump in youth-perpetrated crimes in such a short period, advocacy groups are asking Denver courts to help

Prevention of gun violence, especially among juveniles, is something Denver is looking to address. The set-up of a specialized court in the city’s judicial system is currently in progress.

A program is being designed to target first-time juvenile offenders and prevent them from committing more gun crimes down the road – and possibly being tried as an adult in the process.

Case in point? In 2019, five juveniles under the

The idea behind the criminal justice system as a whole is to rehabilitate criminal offenders, preventing them from reoffending in the future. Unfortunately, this is much easier in theory than in practice.

In fact, an enormous proportion of former offenders commit new offenses and end up right back in Colorado state prisons. This problem is known as recidivism and is complex.

The Colorado juvenile justice system has a unique opportunity

 

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with your family and to give kids that much-needed break from school. Unfortunately, most parents don’t get a break from their work schedules — at least not as long as school holidays. That leaves a lot of kids unsupervised…and bored.

 

This scheduling difference can, and often does, keep Colorado police stations busy over the break. While most juvenile crimes committed

 

As a general rule, it’s illegal for minors under the age of 21 to consume or possess alcohol. However, there are a few exceptions.

 

For example, if you give your teen a small glass of wine with your holiday meal this year, this is okay. The caveat is you must be on private property, present with your teen, and have the property owner’s agreement.

 

Unless consuming alcohol