Financial Support for Victims of Crime: A Quick Guide for Corrections and Community Supervision Officers

This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center outlines the role that corrections, probation, and parole officers can play in informing victims of the supports to which they are entitled and how they can pursue restitution, compensation, or other means of financial support. In the case of restitution—where victims are repaid directly by the person who committed the crime against them—repayment establishes a sense of accountability for the person who committed the crime by creating a concrete link between the offense and the harm caused to the victim.

August 2018 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center and National Reentry Resource Center

The CSG Justice Center prepared this document for the National Reentry Resource Center with input from the National Center for Victims of Crime.

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