Victim Restitution Payments for Childhood Crimes Often Linger Into Adulthood, Analysis Finds

Eli Hager, The Washington Post •

“These are children in poverty making payments to multimillion-dollar corporations, under the threat of jail,” said Jessica Feierman, senior managing director of Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia. “If that’s intended to develop a sense of accountability, it’s not succeeding, because it’s asking kids to do the impossible.”

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