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Nueces County to have first staffer dedicated to victim restitution

The Nueces County Courthouse
Posted at 12:42 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 13:48:42-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The state Attorney General's office recently approved a grant so the Nueces County District Attorney can hire another staff member to help crime victims.

The grant is worth up to $42,000, and allows the District Attorney's office to hire a part-time employee who will be responsible for tracking victim restitution.

According to the D.A.'s office, Nueces County will have the first staff member specifically working on restitution, hopefully by Sept. 1.

It's an idea they hope catches on nationally.

You'll hear why prosecutors think this helps victims coming up this evening on KRIS 6 News.