Jackson County Commissioners approve restitution program

By Steve Best Wed 1st February News
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Wed 1st February

A new program to help collect more restitution from criminals on probation and parole has been approved by  the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Steve Best has more …

Currently, Jackson County collects less than 20 percent of the restitution amount owed to victims by criminals, but the new state grant will help change that.

Since 2007 only $2.5 million of the $14.35 million in restitution imposed on Jackson County offenders has been paid back.

The grant will finance a probation officer and a restitution specialist who will ensure offenders receive regular supervision, take part in financial planning sessions and put together payment plans.

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