By Joe Orlando, CDCR Public Information Officer, OPEC
and Courtney Elmore, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, OVSRS
People standing in line at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) should start noticing posters that could help them recover money if they are crime victims.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) is teaming up with the DMV to get out the message about court ordered restitution owed to those who were the victims of a crime.
The OVSRS is putting up electronic terminal/monitors in the DMV offices that scroll through the various agency information. They will also include a poster on the terminal to be viewed during the day while people are waiting in line.
“If the offender was sentenced to state prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may have collected money for you. If you have moved and not changed your address, please contact our office and inquire if you have unclaimed money from a direct order of restitution,” the poster states.
Organizers say this is a great outreach opportunity for OVSRS and CDCR geared toward a broader audience who may be crime victims and need assistance.
See the full poster: Restitution_Flyer_2