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    Subdivision 1. Grant program. A juvenile restitution grant program is established under the
commissioner of corrections to provide and finance work for eligible juveniles. Juveniles eligible
to participate in the program are juveniles who have monetary restitution obligations to victims.
    Subd. 2. Administering program. The Department of Corrections shall administer the grant
program. The commissioner shall award grants to community correction agencies, other state
and local agencies, and nonprofit agencies that meet the criteria developed by the commissioner
relating to juvenile restitution grant programs. The criteria developed by the commissioner may
include a requirement that the agency provide a match to the grant amount consisting of in-kind
services, money, or both.
    Subd. 3. Cooperation; types of programs. The commissioner of corrections shall work
with the commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of public safety, local government
and nonprofit agencies, educational institutions, and the courts to design and develop suitable
juvenile restitution grant programs. Programs must provide services to communities, including
but not necessarily limited to, park maintenance, recycling, and other related work. Eligible
juveniles may earn monetary restitution on behalf of a victim or perform a service for the victim.
Work performed by eligible juveniles must not result in the displacement of currently employed
full- or part-time workers or workers on seasonal layoff or layoff from a substantially equivalent
position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours of nonovertime work, wages,
or other employment benefits. Any monetary restitution earned by an eligible juvenile must either
be forwarded to the victim or held in an account for the benefit of the victim.
    Subd. 4. Referral to program. The grant program must provide that eligible juveniles may
be referred to the program by a community diversion agency, a correctional or human service
agency, or by a court order of monetary restitution.
History: 1993 c 326 art 12 s 1; 1994 c 483 s 1; 2004 c 206 s 32

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