By Zack Needles
Of the Legal Staff
The state Supreme Court on Thursday posted three special master determinations that collectively listed the names of over 100 victims of juveniles whose convictions were tossed out following the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal and the amounts each will be compensated from the Special Juvenile Victim Compensation Fund, which was established in 2010 "solely to provide compensation to victims of juvenile crime in a county of the third class."
A quick scan of the lists shows the largest awards to be in the $1,200 to $1,500 range.
According to the documents, the amount to be paid to each victim is equal to what each would have been entitled to had a consent decree or adjudication of delinquency not been vacated in his or her case, minus any compensation that may have already been paid in connection with the alleged crime.
Watch The Legal's website Friday as well as Monday's print edition for more about the payments.