CHAPTER 968
VICTIM SERVICES

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Sec. 54-216. Restitution services.

      Sec. 54-216. Restitution services. (a) The Office of Victim Services or, on review, a victim compensation commissioner may order that services be provided for the restitution of any person eligible for such services in accordance with the provisions of sections 54-201 to 54-233, inclusive. Such services may include but shall not be limited to medical, psychiatric, psychological and social services and social rehabilitation services.

      (b) The Office of Victim Services or, on review, a victim compensation commissioner may order that such restitution services be provided to victims of child abuse and members of their families, victims of sexual assault and members of their families, victims of domestic violence and members of their families, and members of the family of any victim of homicide. For the purposes of this subsection, "members of their families" or "member of the family" does not include the person responsible for such child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence or homicide.

      (c) The Office of Victim Services may contract with any public or private agency for any services ordered under this section.

      (P.A. 79-505, S. 3, 7; P.A. 85-538, S. 1; P.A. 87-554, S. 15; P.A. 93-310, S. 14, 32; P.A. 95-175, S. 9; P.A. 11-152, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 85-538 inserted new Subsec. (b) re restitution services to victims of child abuse and their families and members of the family of any victim of homicide, relettering former Subsec. (b) accordingly; P.A. 87-554 replaced "board" with "commission"; P.A. 93-310 changed "commission" to "office of victim services or, on review, a victim compensation commissioner", effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-175 amended Subsec. (b) by including victims of sexual assault and members of their families; P.A. 11-152 amended Subsec. (b) to add restitution services for victims of domestic violence and members of their families, and provide that "members of their families" or "member of the family" does not include the person responsible for child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence or homicide.

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