Purpose of Juvenile Restitution

The purpose of the Juvenile Restitution Program is to place Class C misdemeanor offenders (ages 13 to 16) in community or public services. Placements are coordinated with various city departments such as the San Antonio Police Department, Library Department, and Parks and Recreation Department, as well as school districts, community agencies, and non-profit organizations. The program attempts the following:

  • to teach youth responsibility for their actions;
  • to provide youth with a sense of community;
  • to help youth acquire positive work experience