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Title: Guide to Juvenile Restitution
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
United States of America
Editor(s): A L Schneider
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 162
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
San Diego, CA 92120
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 84-JS-AX-K045
Contract Number: OJARS-84-C-001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide for the development, expansion, and improvement of juvenile restitution programs discusses basic program decisions, program models, program implementation, management information systems, evaluation, and resources.
Abstract: This manual is designed to guide decisionmaking pertaining to the development, implementation, and management of juvenile restitution programs without telling users what decisions to make. Decisionmaking options are portrayed, based upon the experiences of existing juvenile restitution programs. The guide opens with a discussion of the most fundamental decisions: program philosophy and goals, organizational structure, location within the juvenile justice system, and the target population. Restitution program models are then described. They include the financial/community service model, which is oriented toward offenders being financially accountable for their offenses and performing community service; the victim-offender mediation model, which focuses on victim-offender reconciliation; and the victim reparations model, which has offenders compensate their victims for financial losses resulting from the crimes. In providing guidance to program implementation, the manual addresses community support, staffing, caseloads, the management of restitution payments, the use of volunteers, the development of a management information system, and the preparation of forms and written materials. A major section is devoted to the development of management information systems for restitution programs as well as designs for continuing evaluation that serves the informational needs of the program. The final section of the guide contains an assortment of papers on resources available for restitution programs. They include summaries of research findings on restitution effects, a review of legal issues, a discussion of employment models, information about Federal assistance for restitution, and a bibliography with approximately 60 listings.
Index Term(s): Evaluation techniques; Juvenile restitution; Management Information Systems; Program design; Program implementation; Restitution programs; Technical assistance resources; Victims of juvenile crime
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