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October 2011 , Page 53 

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State Criminal Justice Network: Legislative Update

By Adam Diamond; Obaid Khan; Alex Spiliotes

California

Restitution Centers Benefit Offenders, Victims 

Restitution Centers allow offenders to collect income and pay restitution to victims and society while remaining under supervision of the Department of Corrections. Residents leave the centers to work and return upon completion of their jobs. By allowing offenders to enter the workforce, Restitution Centers have contributed to the almost $2 billion in compensation provided to people affected by crime in California since 1965.1 Restitution Centers remove offenders from California’s overcrowded prison system, lowering the financial burden placed on the state by high rates of incarceration. They also benefit both the offender and the general population by mediating the offender’s reintegration into society.

Championed by the California Public Defender’s Association and authored by Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes, California AB 2218 reopens two Restitution Centers in California that closed in 2008. At the time of the closing, the two c

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