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NCJ Number: 115418 Find in a Library
Title: Restitution by Juveniles
Corporate Author: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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Language: English
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Annotation: This brief identifies program elements and performance standards necessary to implement an effective, formal restitution program.
Abstract: All the positive benefits of restitution -- redress to victims, holding offenders accountable, reducing recidivism -- depend on the successful completion of orders. Courts and other agencies that are successful in achieving high rates of compliance share a common characteristic: a formal program or 'programmatic' approach. A formal program is a systematic set of policies and procedures for determining restitution, monitoring payments and work hours, and enforcing orders. The Justice Assistance Act of 1984 authorized a block grant program to encourage State and local governments to implement programs addressing violent crime and serious offenders. Restitution programs are among those certified to receive block grant funding under the act. Critical organizational elements of a restitution program include legal and judicial authority and assessment of program or agency liability, broad support from justice professionals and the community, program planning process, and statement of mission and goals, a managment information and program evaluation system, and a formal independent program identity and staff allocation. Nine operational elements are also outlined in the brief. Purpose and performance standards are outlined for each organizational and operational element. 13 resources for further information and assistance.
Main Term(s): Juvenile restitution
Index Term(s): Program implementation; Serious juvenile offenders
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