What is restitution?

Restitution is defined as money a judge orders an offender to pay a victim as compensation for out-of-pocket expenses related to a crime. Restitution is part of the offender’s sentence and can be ordered in juvenile cases following a conviction or a guilty plea. The amount of restitution ordered by a judge is contingent upon the victim’s expenses related to the crime and the offender’s ability to pay. Restitution is paid to the Douglas County Juvenile Programs Administration office. Restitution is distributed to the victim by Douglas County Juvenile Programs Administration.

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1. How can I apply for an attorney?
2. What is a GAL?
3. What does CHINS mean?
4. Where do I pay my court ordered fees and restitution?
5. What is restitution?
6. Are Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant programs available to any child?
7. Is there a cost for Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant programs?
8. Does the county provide transportation for juvenile programs?
9. What is CASA?
10. What does CASA do?