Promising Practices for Restitution
Contracting Agency: Office for Victims of Crime

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U. S. Department of Justice, awarded funding to support the Promising Practices in Restitution Project. The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the Victims’ Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR) studied obstacles inherent in the assessment, ordering, collection, and disbursement of restitution, and identified promising practices used throughout the justice system to implement effective restitution programs.

Using data from a written survey and telephone interviews, a compendium was developed to illustrate the range of successful approaches to restitution management. This document has been submitted for review, and publication is pending.