gives juveniles who are unemployable
the option of
completing Community Restitution Service hours in order to pay back their
There are some specific requirements of
which you need to be aware if you or your child is going to be completing
community restitution service hours:
- The option of doing community restitution service hours to
pay off a restitution balance is reserved for children who are
unable to become employed; this is usually because the child is under 16
years of age or because the child is in a residential commitment
- Community restitution service hours are separate
from, and in addition to, any Court-ordered community service that your
child might be required to complete and submit to his/her juvenile
- Your child must complete hours at an approved site from
the provided list. If he or she chooses to work at a site that is not on
the list, you must first call Project Payback to get approval. Any
non-profit organization is acceptable.
- Logs must be filled out correctly or they
might not be accepted.
- You must use the
provided Project Payback log, not the Department of Juvenile
- At the top of the log,
you must include the site where your child worked, the supervisorís name,
and a contact telephone number.
- The date of service,
time began and ended, total number of hours completed, and the activity
must be filled out and signed by the person who actually supervised
that dayís activity, not the parent/guardian.
- All logs will be verified before being paid out.
- You must turn in the log during the same month that the work
was completed; otherwise it may not be accepted. For example, if you turn
in a log in June for community restitution service completed in April,
Project Payback may not be able to accept the hours if we are unable to
- For every hour of community restitution
service that Project Payback verifies your child has successfully
completed at an approved site, the victim will be paid $10.00 towards the court ordered restitution.
- You must turn in your community restitution service log to
Project Payback, not to your juvenile probation officer.