Causes of Juvenile Crime

Juvenile crime exists in all areas of the state and all communities. It is concentrated in communities that have become isolated from the rest of the population, have high unemployment, attract drug dealers, house minorities, have low home values and offer few jobs.

Causes are often environmental:

  • Domestic violence
  • High school drop-out rate
  • No father present
  • No mother present
  • No permanent home
  • Parents who don’t know what to teach their children
  • Juvenile and adult drug dealers
  • High use of illegal drugs
  • Peer pressure
  • Widespread misinformation about rights and laws
  • Distrust of law enforcement
  • Deplorable living conditions
  • High unemployment
  • Underemployment

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Child Advocacy Day
VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Montgomery, AL
March 16, 2017
“Helping Families Initiative”
Alabama District Attorneys Association
Fairhope, AL
April 6–9, 2017
“Next Generation of K-12 Indicator and response Systems to Increase Students’ Post-Secondary Readiness and Persistence”
A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported initiative, sponsored by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
May 1–3, 2017
“Getting Better at Getting Better”
Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education
San Francisco, CA
March 26–30, 2017
“Breaking Down Barriers — Humanity Matters”
National Association of Social Workers — Alabama
Bryant Conference Center
Tuscaloosa, AL
April 24–25, 2017