Office of Crime Victim Services

What is restitution?

 

If you report a crime and the offender is found guilty, the court may order the offender to make restitution; that is, to pay for the cost of certain expenses you incur because of the crime, such as injuries, damages or stolen property.  If charges are issued, you will be contacted by victim/witness services for restitution information.  Please retain itemized lists of losses and estimates or receipts showing expenses related to the crime (such as time missed at work, medical bills, etc.)  It may also be helpful to retain insurance, medical assistance or worker's compensation information.  You may be required to provide this information to support your restitution request.

 

For questions about the status or your restitution contact the DOC Office of Victim Services & Programs.