Repaying Debts

January 1, 2007

In this guide, legislators, administrators of corrections and community corrections agencies, court officials, victim advocates, child support enforcement officials, social service providers, and others who have an interest in the repayment of debts owed by people released from prisons and jails will find specific, practical recommendations to help them realize the following goals:

  • Learning which state, city, and county laws address court orders for child support, victim restitution, and other fines, fees, and surcharges, and understanding how these laws and policies are used to govern collections made from people released from prisons and jails.
  • Improving rates of collection of child support, restitution, and fines, fees, and surcharges from people returning to the community.
  • Helping people successfully complete the conditions of their sentence.

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