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NCJ Number: 114140 Find in a Library
Title: Fulfilling Juvenile Restitution Requirements in Community Correctional Programs
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:52  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1988)  Pages:32-42
Author(s): H T Rubin
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 11
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Language: English
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Annotation: There has been a carryover of judicially ordered restitution requirements (victim compensation or community service) into community correctional settings, including day treatment programs, public and private residential programs, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and secure pretrial detention facilities.
Abstract: Several approaches to restitution have been followed in such placements. In some cases, restitution requirements may be placed on hold until the youth has completed the program. In others, financial and community service restitution are incorporated into the program through opportunities to earn money or to perform unpaid work. The latter approach better fits the accountability precept of restitution and is more beneficial for the juvenile, the victim, and the community. Examples of this approach in various juvenile correctional settings are provided. It is suggested that placement agencies incorporate the fulfillment of restitution requirements into their program objectives and that courts collaborate with placement resources to maximize restitution compliance. In implementing such programs, placement agencies will need to review their insurance coverage and deductions that may be required to be made from restitution earnings. In addition, agencies will need procedures for obtaining restitution monies from juveniles' earnings and for sanctioning noncompliance. Policies also will be needed concerning the juvenile's retention of a proportion of earnings. 6 statutes and 7 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile restitution
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Victim compensation
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