Texas Financial Obligations Project Goals & Strategies for Idaho to Consider. Carl Reynolds Texas Office of Court Administration January 24, 2008. Trigger for Project: OCA Leadership in Related Area. A fine is a punishment and not a “BILL.” The payment is the defendant’s responsibility.
Texas Office of Court Administration
January 24, 2008
The payment is the defendant’s responsibility.
It is expected that the defendant must sacrifice to pay.
The defendant must give payment the highest priority.
The defendant must expect consequences if payment is not made.
The defendant needs to understand the consequences.
The payment is a Court Order, a sentence which may not be convenient.
A court is not where people prefer to spend money.
But, many people come to court with money.
Collection Program Principals of Understanding
Placements and Terminations
What type of credit does the population have?
What type of employment does the population have?
Does the population have child support obligations?
What type of offense related financial obligations does the population have?Data Sources Used to Build Financial Obligations ProfileFor Felons Under Community Supervision
Match Records from Multiple Entities to Build a Robust Profile of the Financial Obligations, Employment and Income Characteristics of Felony Offenders Supervised in the Community