If you suffered a loss as part of a crime, you may be entitled to restitution for the value of stolen or damaged property, medical expenses, and lost wages or profits due to injury or time spent as a witness or assisting the police or prosecution. In order to receive restitution, you must complete and return the claim forms that are sent to you from the Probation Department. You will also need to provide copies of bills (including medical), receipts, insurance documents, and/or estimates to substantiate your claim.
Please note: The restitution processes for victims of adult offenders and victims of juvenile offenders differ. You can find more information about restitution claims resulting from adult offenders on the Victims of Adult Offenders page. You can find more information about restitution claims resulting from juvenile offenders on the Victims of Juvenile Offenders page.
If you need further assistance or have questions about the forms, contact the officer named in your letter or call (916) 874-1500.
There is no guarantee, even if ordered, restitution can be recovered; however, the Probation Department, along with the Department of Revenue Recovery, will attempt to collect restitution on your behalf.