Edited by Peter R. Schneider and Matthew C. Finkelstein
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

(NCJ 166365)
March 1998




Using the National Directory
Growth of Restitution Programs
"Formal" and "Informal" Restitution
Program Goals
Types of Programs and Services
Types of Offenders
Types of Eligible Offenses
Program Outcomes: Completion Rates and Recidivism

Summary and Conclusions


Typical Cases

Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
Case 4
Case 5
Case 6
Case 7
Case 8
Case 9

Offense Key

Program Profiles by State: Searchable Database

List of Tables

Table 1: Programs by State
Table 2: Contents of Policies and Procedures Manuals
Table 3: Number of Programs Using Auxiliary Management Tools
Table 4: Location of Restitution Programs
Table 5: Respondents' Rankings of Program Goals
Table 6: Prevalence of Type of Restitution, by Program Type
Table 7: Victim-Offender Contact
Table 8: Services Provided to Offenders and Victims
Table 9: Average Number of Offenders Per Year, by Type of
      Clients Accepted
Table 10: Types of Offenders Accepted in Restitution Programs
Table 11: Eligible Offenses for Juvenile and Adult Programs
Table 12: Client Completion Rates
Table 13: Amounts of Restitution Ordered/Paid
Table 14: Average Amounts of Restitution Ordered and
      Completed Per Client, by Type of Client Accepted
Table 15: Recidivism Rates

List of Figures

Figure 1: Program Types
Figure 2: Restitution Programs
Figure 3: Year Started: Restitution Programs
Figure 4: Formal Programs
Figure 5: Missing Component
Figure 6: Racial Breakdown