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When a court case is completed and the offender has been found guilty or pleads guilty, they may be ordered by the court to be incarcerated. This is the sentencing part of the court process. Sometimes an offender is sentenced to serve time in a state facility or they may be sentenced to serve time in a county jail. Some offenders may not be incarcerated but are required by the court to be placed on probation for a period of time.

Once the disposition of the case has occurred, you may have questions or concerns about appeals, restitution, victim’s compensation, probation or parole or other matters related to the case. The Office of the Victim Advocate is available to answer those questions and provide guidance and support to you.