Victim Services


Glossary of Terms

SC Constitution Article I, Section 24 (A) (9) states

  1. To preserve and protect victims’ rights to justice and due process regardless of race, sex, age, religion or economic status, victims of crime have the right to:

         (9) receive prompt and full restitution from the person or persons convicted of the criminal conduct that caused the
              victim’s loss or injury, including both adult and juvenile offenders

SCDPPPS is committed to ensuring this right is protected and enforced.  In 1999, the South Carolina General Assembly gave the SCDPPPS the responsibility for collecting restitution from offenders and disbursing it to crime victims.  Since then we have returned more than $29 million to victims and their families.

To better understand how restitution is processed in SCDPPPS, please refer to the below flow chart.  Click here for FAQs about restitution.

Steps to Restitution Flow Chart