I can see how this may seem confusing. This does not mean we can never have the person pay for damaged items, it means we cannot make the person pay until it has been approved. Our job as Direct Support Professionals is to help the person participate in the community and in their personal life. If they have an interfering conduct like destroying property or others personal possessions, this could prevent them from actively participating out in the community. This is where the ISP Team gets together and writes a Behavior Plan. The Team can take on the role of investigators. We compile data to try and come up with a reason for this conduct and teach the person a safer and more effective way to communicate. Many of the individuals we support may also have an intellectual disability so the Behavior Plan is there to ensure the person actually understands what they are doing and to ensure the person actually understands the concept of money. Once the plan has been submitted and approved by the PRC, we can begin having the person pay for damaged items according to the approved Behavior Plan.