The state Supreme Court has approved about $65,000 in restitution for the victims of juvenile offenders whose convictions were tossed out following the Luzerne County “kids-for-cash” scandal. But juvenile rights advocates say the focus should be on compensating the juveniles themselves.

The court posted three special master determinations that collectively listed the names of more than 100 victims and the amounts each will be compensated from the Special Juvenile Victim Compensation Fund, which was established by the legislature in 2010 “solely to provide compensation to victims of juvenile crime in a county of the third class.”

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