The Ohio Legislature has created laws to provide certain rights to victims of crime.  The Prosecuting Attorney is an advocate for the rights of victims of crime, ensuring that victims are informed of their rights and provided any assistance which may be available, including restitution.

While we regret that our contact with you is the result of you being a victim of or witness to a crime, we want you to know that you are important to us. The Champaign County Prosecutor’s Office Victim/Witness Advocates are here to provide the help and support you need to deal, as best you can, with the turmoil this crime has caused for you and your loved ones. Our purpose is to assist and inform, so you can better understand the criminal justice system and the role that you will have to play in it. If you require additional information, we encourage you to call our office at 937-484-1900.

Criminal restitution is money ordered by the court and paid by the offender.

Restitution is ordered at the time the offender is sentenced.  Monies are paid to the Champaign County Clerk of Courts and then disbursed to the victim.