Probation department provides beneficial services
Sept. 24, 2011 at 4:24 a.m.
The Victoria Unit of the Adult Probation Department provides a number of services to the community, including the Victim Restitution Program and the Community Service Restitution Program. These programs provide vital services to the community.
The Victim Restitution Program is a service provided when the court orders a defendant to pay restitution to the victim for the loss they have suffered. The defendant pays this amount through the adult probation department, as a condition of probation. During the months of June, July and August, $79,422.31 was collected in restitution by the department and dispensed to 279 victims.
The Community Service Restitution Program is a service where defendants are ordered by the court to perform work for a nonprofit group, church, school or a part of government. This program provides an actual dollar saving to the community, as the work performed is work that is needed. During the months of June, July and August, the Community Service Restitution Program provided 13,502.50 hours of volunteer service worth $97,893.13 to the community.