Do courts have to enter a new name for restitution recipients each time a recipient is entered on the RST screen?
Yes, courts should enter a new name for restitution recipients each time a recipient is entered on the RST screen.
Restitution recipients do not have to be well-identified persons as defined by the Person Business Rules. It is recommended that court users do not search for a well-identified person when entering a restitution recipient.
Because of this recommendation, it is necessary to enter a restitution recipient each time a person is added to the Restitution Update (RST) screen. Because court users are not using a well-identified person, duplicate entries for the same name will likely occur.
There is a possibility that more than one court has the same person listed as a restitution recipient. It is also possibility that each court has a different mailing address for this person where they send their respective restitution payments (based on the information the recipient provided). Court users should not change a restitution recipient's address entered by another court.
See also: Answer Restitution Processing
Answer ID 2000 | Published 06/02/2008 12:02 PM | Updated 03/14/2017 09:10 AM