Restitution is the recovery of victims support payments made to victims.
A victim of an act of violence may be awarded financial support and/or recognition payment under the
Victims Rights and Support Act 2013. The award or payment is paid from the Victims Fund.
If a person has been convicted of the offence that led to the victim's injury, restitution action may be taken by Victims Services to recover that money from the offender. The convicted offender may be ordered to pay back all or some of the victims support payments paid by the Fund to the victim. This is to make sure that offenders contribute to the assistance of their victims.
Read more about the first step of the restitution process: