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NCJ Number: 98592 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Restitution in the United States - Practices, Problems and Prospects
Author(s): P R Schneider
Corporate Author: Institute of Policy Analysis
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 30
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews some of the evaluation research on the National Juvenile Restitution Initiative, discusses various reactions to restitution programs, and appraises the future of juvenile restitution programs in the United States.
Abstract: Opening sections of the report review practices and preferences for various types of restitution, types of offenders and offenses encompassed in restitution programs, and the performance of offenders in restitution projects. Findings on in-program reoffense rates are reported and compared with reoffense rates for juveniles receiving other dispositions. A discussion of major implementation problems focuses on (1) employment for referrals to restitution programs, (2) client supervision, (3) accurately assessing the amount of victim loss, (4) restitution payment procedures, and (5) the determination of sanctions when restitution orders are not completed. The discussion of prospects for juvenile restitution in the United States briefly describes the institutional components fueling restitution as a national movement. These components are the National Juvenile Restitution Association, the Institute of Policy Analysis, and the National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives. In addition, the Office of Juvenile Justice is cited for its marketing plan that would encourage the use of restitution by supplying training, technical assistance, and research. Tabular and graphic program evaluation data are included, along with 27 references.
Index Term(s): Juvenile restitution; Program evaluation; Restitution programs; Trend analysis
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