County juvenile department reports increase in referrals


April 5, 2023

As the world rebounds from three years of COVID-19, the number of cases referred to the Linn County Juvenile Department is rising, Director Torri Lynn told the Linn County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, March 28.

Commissioners Will Tucker and Sherrie Sprenger were present in the boardroom, while Commissioner Roger Nyquist participated by telephone.

Lynn relayed the following statistics for February: Linn County held 21 young people for 279 days, with an average 13-day stay; six Benton County youth were held for 52; and five Lincoln County youth were held for 87. He also said that youth ar...

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