Bucks County Clerk of Courts Collects $1 Million for New Financial Recovery Program

Image via Brian Munroe Bucks County Clerk of Courts
The agency is utilizing the program to help those who have faced financial hardships due to criminal activity.

A Bucks County government agency has recently begun helping local residents through a successful financial recovery program. Christopher Dornblaser wrote about the program in the Bucks County Courier Times.

The Bucks County Clerk of Courts recently launched the Delinquency Recovery Program, or DRiP, a restitution recovery program. The program began after Brian Munroe, the county’s former clerk of courts, discovered that the county was owed about $230 million in restitution for various criminal cases. This money accumulated over three decades.

Over the summer, the program reached $1 million reached in order to help combat the financial issues that come with criminal cases and other legal proceedings.

“At least after all those years I am getting some money now,” said Ruth Schemm, a Warrington supervisor who was stiffed by a builder she contracted to make a barn on her property.

As of this month, more than 800 people have been completely helped by the program, with nearly 1,800 others in the process of working with the program.

Read more about the recovery program in the Bucks County Courier Times.

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