Otter Tail County Probation has generally been responsible for coordinating restitution investigations with the Otter Tail County Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Coordinator. Probation Officers assist in identifying the victims of juvenile offenses and conducting restitution investigations, which ultimately result in recommendations to the District Court regarding juvenile restitution issues. Probation Officers monitor and enforce restitution payments as ordered by the District Court in all juvenile matters involving supervised probation.
Otter Tail County Probation will operate a Juvenile Restitution Work Program in 2019. Otter Tail County has set aside $3,000.00 in juvenile restitution funds for juveniles who have been ordered by the Otter Tail County District Court to pay financial restitution to victims of offenses for losses they have suffered to their person and/or property.
Juveniles are assessed for restitution program eligibility and all money earned for work performance is paid to their respective victim(s).