The Restorative Community Service Program focuses on repairing the harm that youth have done to victims of crimes or for violations of supervision.
The Restorative Community Service Program provides youth with the opportunity to gain knowledge in job skills that promote a safe, stable and enriching environment. The Community Service Program requires participation with lessons in respect, accountability, teamwork, social skills and cultural awareness.
Youth participating in the Restorative Community Service Work Program will be assisted in choosing an individual approved community site such as churches, schools, non-profit organizations, etc. or will be placed on the departments work crew to complete their community service obligation.
Individual approved community sites must be pre-approved by the supervising probation officer and a signed time sheet from a supervising agency must be completed to verify that hours have been completed. Youth will coordinate their schedule with the placing agency.
Youth placed on the departments work crew will complete landscaping, litter pick up, vehicle washing and general cleaning at or within the juvenile services building. There may be times that youth will complete community service hours during special community functions. Department staff will provide the needed transportation to these functions.