If your child is not currently on probation, we suggest contacting your school district's psychologist or the counselors at your child's school. If they are unable to help you, the Department of Social and Health Services, Family Reconciliation Division, has an At-Risk Youth Program that you may qualify for. Their contact number is 501-2600.
When an offender's offense has caused a financial loss to a victim, replacement of that loss (in the form of restitution) will normally be required by the Diversion Unit. The Diversion Counselor will contact the victim to determine the amount of such loss and assess the juvenile's ability to pay. It will set the restitution amount based on these two considerations and determine a schedule for payment.
The Diversion Unit deals only with the criminal charges; the victim retains the right to initiate civil court action for additional damages. In shoplifting cases, a special statute allows the victim/business to sue the parents regardless of the actual loss.