Victims receive $29,000 through restitution program
April 14, 2013 at 11:03 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2013 at 11:14 p.m.
The Victoria Unit of the Adult Probation Department helped 63 victims in March.
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 month of March, $29,190.82 was collected as restitution by the department and dispensed to 63 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 month of March, the program provided 2,520 hours of volunteer service worth $18,270.00 to the community.