Restitution Program History

The Restitution Program was established in 1998 to accept adjudicated delinquents from juvenile court. Unlike Teen Court, which serves youth diverted from district and juvenile court (first time offenders), the Restitution Program works with delinquent youth who are court ordered to complete a specified number of community service hours. These youth may be repeat offenders and may have committed felonies as well as misdemeanor crimes. The juvenile court judge can order youth to complete community service as a part of their probation sentence. The Restitution Program provides services to the juvenile court system, which include community service, and monetary restitution.  The monetary restitution program is called Payback.  The Payback Program offers another form of restitution. This program allows youth who have victims in their cases to pay back a portion of the monies they owe the victims. Youth can perform up to 48.5 hours of community service and earn up to $200.00, which goes directly to the victims in their case. Youth are referred to this program by the Juvenile Court Judge or their Court Counselor. The Restitution program allows youth to pay back the community in one form or another, either through service or monetary compensation. The Restitution Program receives all of its referrals from Juvenile Court.