August 7, 2018
Categories: community corrections
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.
The CSG Justice Center prepared this document for the National Reentry Resource Center with input from the National Center for Victims of Crime.