ERIC Number: ED199870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Restitution Programs for Juvenile Offenders. Technical Assistance Bulletin 23.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
Restitution programs have been organized in many areas of the country to make juvenile offenders more accountable for their criminal behavior, more aware of the consequences to themselves, their victims, and the community, and thus, less likely to continue committing crimes. The programs also provide direct compensation for victims of crime. Juveniles may make restitution in the form of cash or service to their victims or the community. Programs may also be able to refer unemployed juvenile offenders to jobs to enable them to repay their victims. Two such programs for juvenile offenders have been organized in Lucas County (Ohio) and Quincy (Massachusetts). (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Delinquency, Juvenile Courts, Legal Responsibility, Police School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Technical Assistance, Victims of Crime
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.