The Community Service Program is the longest running program in the department. The mission is to ensure that offenders are afforded the opportunity to complete community service obligations in a productive environment and provide meaningful restitution to the citizens of Jackson County. The Community Service Program is responsible for placement and monitoring of offenders who have been sentenced to perform community service work. Offenders can also work off fines, if agreed to by the court. Community Service is also used as a sanction by both the courts and the Parole/Probation officers.
Currently, there are approximately 25 work sites in Jackson County that are available for client placement if deemed appropriate. The Community Service program also offers a work crew that operates three days a week from the Community Justice building. The work crew offers assistance to other county departments with landscape maintenance and trash removal.
***All clients must meet with the Community Service Coordinator prior to beginning Community Service Hours
Work Site Rules:
Community Service Placement sites may impose a dress code that the offender is required to abide by. The sites may also impose additional rules / expectations that will be identified upon assignment and arrival. The following are basic requirements:
- No electronic devices of any kind (i.e. phone, I-Pod etc.);
- Offender is required to bring their lunch and beverages;
- No alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substances permitted.
Community Justice Work Crew requires the offender abide by the following:
- Wear work clothes (pants, work boots, tennis shoes etc.);
- No shorts, tank tops, or sandals are permitted;
- Bring work gloves, if appropriate;
- Bring necessary gear to anticipate the weather (jacket, rain coat, sun-screen, hat);
- Offender is required to bring their lunch and container of water;
- No alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substances permitted;
- No electronic devices of any kind (i.e. phone, I-Pod, etc.).
***Failure to abide these general rules / requirements or the direction of the work site supervisor, will result in no credit being given for the day and a referral back to your Parole/Probation Officer or sentencing body for further sanction.
Community Service Work Crew Hours:
The Community Service work crew operates: Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - 6:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Community Service Fees:
The Community Service program requires a $50.00 sign-up fee followed by a $30.00 maintenance / monitoring fee each month thereafter. An offender who is non-compliant and requires a formal complaint to be filed with the court, will be assessed an additional $100.00 enforcement fee.
Community Service Office Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Thursday from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
Community Service Contact:
Nancy Payne, Program Specialist