New La. bill could require parents of juvenile offenders to pay victims restitution
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When a juvenile is found guilty of a crime in Louisiana, a parent or guardian may soon be required to pay restitution to the victim.
It’s part of Senate Bill 370, authored by Sen. Jimmy Harris.
Under the bill, a parent or guardian would be required to be involved in the rehabilitation process after a juvenile is adjudicated for a crime.
The involvement could mean paying restitution or any rehab programs ordered by the court.
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The bill favorably passed a Louisiana House Committee on May 10.
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