Restitution programs provide money, service to area

Feb. 12, 2014 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

The Victoria Unit of the Adult Probation Department provides a number of services to the community. Among those are 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 month of January, $15,297.28 was collected as restitution by the department and dispensed to 69 victims.

The Community Service Restitution Program is a service in which 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 January, the program provided 2,641 hours of volunteer service worth $19,147.25 to the community.



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