ResponsibilitiesCommunity Service oversees the placement of and work performed by individuals who are assigned community service hours by such entities as Community Corrections, the County Attorney, Court Services and the District Court.
PurposeThe philosophy of the program is to make offenders accountable and, hopefully, encourage them to become responsible citizens by working for governmental or non-profit organizations in the community. Numerous not-for-profit and government organizations benefit from this program every year.
Gain ExperienceMany Community Service individuals gain experience with other workers and work sites that allow for new, positive work experiences. These experiences provide an opportunity to learn new job skills. A few individuals even gain future paid job contacts. Many of these offenders discover that their work is truly appreciated at their assigned work sites.
ServicesCommunity Service workers, who range in age from 12 - 60 years old, provide free of charge, "volunteer" work. Their activities include:
- Reading to the elderly