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Have your offender pay for the financial losses of the crime.

Restitution

Restitution for victims of crime in the criminal justice system means payment by an offender to the victim for the harm caused by the offender’s wrongful acts


In a court order for restitution, the court is requiring the offender to reimburse victim(s) for the damage caused. No matter an offender’s ability (or inability) to pay, courts order restitution in every case.

If you’ve suffered financial loss as a result of a crime, you have a right to seek restitution payment from the offender. Restitution for victims of crime in the criminal justice system means payment by an offender to the victim for the harm caused by the offender’s wrongful acts. If you have suffered financial loss as a result of a crime, you may have the right to seek restitution from the offender.

The judge is required to consider restitution in your case. If it’s not ordered, the judge must tell you why.

Courts can order convicted offenders to pay restitution to victims as part of their sentence.

Restitution is a court order that requires the offender to pay you for any out-of-pocket losses directly relating to the crime, including:

Note:

Charges MUST be laid.

Restitution may also be sought from young offenders, but there are limitations. For instance, the judge may order young offenders to make restitution through other ways, such as community service, rather than paying with money.

The Red Deer City Victim Services Unit can assist you in filling out this form.  Please return Request for  Restitution form(s) to the Red Deer City Victim Services Unit or the RCMP detachment and it will be forwarded on to the Crown Prosecutor.

The Request for Restitution Form is available for download here. For more information, please visit the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General’s website.

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