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Name: In re M. W.
Case #: F054526
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 5 DCA
Opinion Date: 12/12/2008
Summary

Under Welfare and Institutions Code section 730.6, subdivision (h), the victim is entitled to restitution for the cost of mental health services directly incurred as a result of the crime committed by the minor. Appellant argued that costs of mental health services are not recoverable under Welfare and Institutions Code section 730.6, subdivision (h) because, unlike the adult restitution statute (Pen. Code, sec. 1202.4), they are not expressly authorized. The appellate court rejected the argument, finding that the statute is to be read expansively, and the words that the victim is entitled to restitution for “all determined losses,” rather than what is not stated, lead to a conclusion that costs for mental health services are recoverable.