Unclaimed Criminal Restitution

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) currently collects $400,000 monthly for victims who have been named in court orders as being entitled to restitution paid by the criminal who committed the crime. Often, the information sent to CDCR by the county courts does not include victim address information to let CDCR know where to send the money collected. However, state law provides that victims can come forward at anytime to claim restitution collected on their behalf. Please visit the CDCR Victim Restitution website for additional information.