The Community Service Program is the longest running program at Jackson County Community Justice. The mission is to ensure that Justice Involved Individuals 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 the placement and monitoring of individuals who have been sentenced to perform community service work. They can also work off fines if agreed to by the Court. Community Service can be used as a sanction by both the Court and the Parole/Probation Officers.
The Community Service program offers a work crew that operates five days a week from the Community Justice building. Work Crews offer assistance to other county departments with landscape maintenance and trash removal.
All participants 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 participants are 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, cannabis, and/or controlled substances permitted.
Community Justice Work Crew requires participants to 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, raincoat, sun-screen, hat);
- Participants are 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, iPod, etc.).
Failure to abide by these general rules/requirements or the worksite supervisor's direction 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 Monday thru Friday - 6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Community Service Fees:
The Community Service program requires a $50.00 sign-up fee, followed by a $30.00 maintenance and monitoring fee each month after that. An individual 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:
Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Service Contact:
Lisa Edwards, Program Specialist