Restitution program raises $115,796 for victims
March 21, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Updated March 20, 2012 at 10:21 p.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.
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 December, January and February, more than $115,796 was collected as restitution by the department and dispensed to 274 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 savings to the community as the work performed is work that is needed. During the months of December, January and February, the program provided more than 11,513 hours of volunteer service worth about $83,471 to the community.