WHAT DO I DO IF I AM A VICTIM AND OWED RESTITUTION?
At the sentencing hearing, a defendant may be ordered to pay restitution to a victim if deemed appropriate by the Judge. Restitution could be the cost of medical care, the value of a stolen item that was not recovered, the cost of a vehicle repair after an accident, the cost of therapy due to trauma from the offense, etc. In order to achieve reparation to the victim in a timely manner, a probationer will be placed on a monthly payment plan by his or her probation officer. When these payments are collected from the defendant the money is distributed to the identified victim(s) in the case as soon as possible. For specific information regarding restitution on a case, please call the probation officer assigned to the case at (740) 223-4230 during normal business hours. You may also access the Marion County Clerk of Courts website.