Community Programs

Felony Restitution Program

Due to increasing case referrals and limited resources, the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney implemented the felon restitution program in 2003. The program is designed to relieve the criminal justice system of the need to process low level property crimes while attaining restitution for the victims of these crimes.

The program is operated by contract between the Prosecuting Attorney and private enterprise at no cost to the taxpayers. The defendants pay all costs. The defendant enters into an agreement with the Prosecuting Attorney to comply with the demands of the private contractor and to pay all restitution to the victim. The trial of the case is continued to allow for compliance. If the defendant complies, his or her case is dismissed. If the defendant does not comply, the case is directed back to court.

Check Enforcement Program

 As of August 5, 2021, this program is no longer available.  Recently, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has concluded that the BounceBack program and their administration of bad check diversion programs, violates the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Act. 

While BounceBack disagrees with the CFPB's opinion regarding the lawfulness of their practices, litigating is too much for the company to bear.  If you have questions, please contact 816-719-5631.