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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2009


     Using a new tax intercept program, the Office of State Court Collections Enforcement (OSCCE) has reached new records in the dollar amounts they have collected on behalf of Delaware courts and agencies. OSCCE, which is a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts, serves as a collection agency handling those criminal justice cases in which court-ordered fines, costs, or restitution, as well as the Department of Correction supervision fees, have not been collected. Under the new program, OSCCE has enhanced its notification process to those with outstanding court obligations and supervision fees, including advising the offenders that State of Delaware tax refunds or lottery winnings will be intercepted to pay amounts due. As a result of this program and other OSCCE efforts, during FY 2009, which ended on June 30, 2009, OSCCE collected:

  • A total of $4.2 million - exceeding the previous year’s collections by 11.1%.
  • This included a record $1.15 million in Department of Correction supervisions fees, which represented an increase of 169% over a two year period.
  • Also included was a new high for Justice of the Peace Court collections at $141,000 - a 119% increase over a two year period.

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