What is Restitution & How does it Work?

Restitution is pay back to the community, individual or group harmed through supervised work. There are two forms of restitution; one involves repaying a victim through monetary compensation for losses suffered. The second requires supervised work to be performed, without pay, referred to as community service.

The Restitution Program offers the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention a program that can monitor community service projects for court involved youth. Youth ordered to perform community service are placed at a local organization and monitored for compliance.

The Restitution Coordinator provides parents with community resources, and provides information for victims when requested. The coordinator works closely with Court Counselors in order to inform the judge of a youths' success or failure in the Restitution Program. The Restitution Program receives all of its referrals from Juvenile Court. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Restitution Coordinator.

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