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Name: In re Karen A.
Case #: B164433
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 3
Opinion Date: 01/30/2004
Subsequent History: None

Appellant was a minor who was convicted of assault by force likely to commit great bodily injury. She was placed on probation with an order requiring her to pay restitution on all related losses, to be determined by the probation officer. On appeal, appellant argued that the juvenile court erred by failing to identify the losses or specify their amount in the restitution order. The appellate court here disagreed and affirmed. Welfare and Institutions Code section 730.6 provides that where the amount of restitution can’t be determined at the time of sentencing, it can be determined at the direction of the court during the probationary period. Therefore, the juvenile court had the authority to direct the probation officer to determine the amount of restitution.