Increasing Compliance with Restitution

Increasing Compliance with Restitution 

The American Probation and Parole Association is pleased to welcome you to the Increasing Offender Compliance with Restitution (and other court-ordered financial obligations) online training course. This course focuses on information to help you increase the chance offenders will comply with their restitution orders. However, we've added the tag line “and other court-ordered financial obligations,” because the strategies and techniques you will learn also can be used to get offenders to pay other court-ordered financial obligations such as their supervision fees, fines, and fees for treatment. In this lesson, you will learn why restitution is so important to crime victims. You also will learn the 2 basic premises upon which all successful restitution collection practices are based, in addition to about 3 key strategies that you can incorporate into your everyday case management practices that will increase the likelihood that offenders you work with will pay their restitution.


Hours: 2.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Probation and Parole Association


This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy


This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 2.50 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6093

Course Details

Hours: 2.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe why restitution is important.
Identify 2 premises for success with restitution collection.
Discuss 3 strategies to incorporate into case management practices to increase restitution compliance.

1. Introduction 2. Importance of Restitution 3. Two Underlying Premises of Restitution Collection 4. Restitution Collection Strategies 5. Course Summary and Time for Reflection

Instructor: Tracy Mullins, M.Ed.
Tracy G. Mullins is the Curriculum Designer for Public Safety at Relias. Tracy has a B.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice and a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology. Prior to joining Relias Learning in 2017, Tracy worked in various capacities for the American Probation and Parole Association for 22 years. As a Research Associate and Sr. Research Associate, she worked on a variety of federally funded projects focusing on leadership, juvenile justice, victim services, tribal justice, and offender issues. Her responsibilities on these projects include researching justice issues, writing curricula and other publications, and delivering training and technical assistance. From 2010-2016, as Deputy Director of APPA, Tracy managed its grant division, as well oversaw its e-learning initiatives, which included writing and developing online training courses. Disclosure: Tracy Mullins, M.Ed. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Probation/Parole Officers.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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