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Title: Introducing RESTTA (Restitution Education, Specialized Training, and Technical Assistance Program)
Corporate Author: US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Office of the Inspector General
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The rationale, goals, training provisions, and program foci of the Restitution, Education, Specialized Training, and Technical Assistance (RESTTA) program for youthful offenders are outlined.
Abstract: RESTTA combines Federal leadership and resources with local experience and initiative in an attempt to demonstrate the potential of restitution as an effective means of promoting the accountability of juvenile offenders for their behavior and of the justice system to the victims of juvenile crime. The program's goals are to stimulate interest in restitution (monetary, community service, or direct victim service), to share information and skills through training and technical assistance, to support local initiatives, and to offer a wide range of program models. In addition to building a network of organizations and resources nationwide, RESTTA offers national training seminars, miniseminars, and conference presentations. Technical assistance vouchers authorize remibursements for technical assistance to program participants with minimal red tape. RESTTA staff evaluated programs in terms of quality, replicability, and geographic accessibility and diversity and selected six host sites to provide examples of operational leading program models. These six sites are briefly described in terms of their unique features and program focus.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Criminal justice training; Federal programs; Model programs; National programs; Restitution programs; Technical assistance resources; Youthful offenders
Note: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
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