This site provides a brief overview of the restitution collection process as it relates to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for adult offenders.
Reports & Collection Efforts
The sentencing court can order the defendant to pay two different types of restitution: (1) restitution to the victim known as a direct order of restitution, and (2) restitution fines.
The court can order a defendant to pay restitution to the victim. This type of restitution is referred to as a direct order. California Penal Code states that the court must award restitution to the victim(s) in the full amount of the economic loss, including but not limited to:
Restitution fines are considered an offender's debt to society for the offender's criminal behavior. In the State of California, the court must impose a restitution fine regardless of the crime committed or the sentence imposed. A fine is set at the discretion of the court. The court must order offenders who are sentenced to state prison to pay a fine between $300 (minimum) and $10,000 (maximum).
Join the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS), as we observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2017, with a Moment of Silence and Commemoration Ceremony.
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
1515 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Information Faire)
10:45 AM (Ceremony)