Fines, fees, & restitution

Strategic Goal: Fines, fees, and restitution support long term success of youths, families, victims, and communities.

Oversight Requirements & Progress

The JJOC is tasked with assisting the Administrative Office of the Courts in the development of a statewide sliding scale for the assessment of fines, fees, and restitution, based on the ability of the minor’s family to pay (HB 239 lines 2184 - 2186).

1. Develop and Evaluate


Progress Summary

The Sliding Fee Scale Working Group developed a scale in FY 2018. The scale is updated on an annual basis when new poverty guidelines are released.

Tactical Plans

  • Collect and report on data about fines, fees, and restitution.
  • Complete a one-time or ongoing study about the impact of these court ordered obligations. Completed one-time study in 2022. See here for full research page on nonjudicial fines, fees, and restitution.