Term Restitution Centers
Code FF-0500.1250-700
Definition Community based facilities that provide a residential alternative to incarceration or other sanctions for nonviolent offenders who agree to work to pay restitution to their victims. Offenders serving their sentence at a restitution center may work for the center itself or for businesses in the community and surrender their paychecks and all other earnings to pay for their court-ordered restitution fines, court costs, room and board, and any other court-ordered payments. The purpose of residential restitution centers is to enforce the payment of restitution by offenders.
Created 7/28/05
Changed 10/8/19
Use References
See Also References Court Ordered Victim Restitution Services (FF-0500.1400)
Victim/Offender Mediation Programs (FN-1900.9000)
External Classification Terms Alternative Sentencing/Supervision (NPC I03.03)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Rehabilitation Services for Offenders (NTE I40)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Restorative Justice
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Comments
Bibliographic References "Community Correction Punishments: An Alternative to Incarceration for Nonviolent Offenders", Marcus Nieto, May, 1996, http://www.library.ca.gov/CRB/96/08/index.html

National Criminal Justice Thesaurus 1998: Descriptors for Indexing Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Information, prepared by Aspen Systems Corporation for the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Washington DC, 1998

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