The party is pointing to a similar system in the UK
Fianna Fáil wants offenders to pay a new victims surcharge if convicted of a crime.
The party is pointing to surcharges in the UK, where criminals have to pay a surcharge of stg£80 (€102) if sent to prison for six months and under.
Fianna Fail also wants a Sentencing Commission to be established, which will prepare guidelines on sentencing.
Fianna Fáil's justice spokesman Niall Collins says too often, the justice system is weighted in favour of criminals.