Criminal restitution is money ordered by the court to repay a victim (or the victim’s insurance) for financial losses. It is the right of a victim to be reimbursed for losses caused directly by the crime.Restitution is not a punishment for the offender; it is a monetary debt the offender owes the victim.You may receive restitution for the costs of destroyed, lost, stolen, or damaged property, or for medical or counseling bills. It may also be used to reimburse for travel costs to medical or therapy appointments