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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
Community Service is a voluntary work performed by persons who are ordered by the court to work as part of their sentence. Community Service work is normally light maintenance, janitorial, painting, yard work, or anything that does not require special training or skills.WHO PERFORMS COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK?
People who appear in court and plead guilty, no contest or are found guilty may receive a sentence that includes fines and/or Community Service work. Some offenses, such as DWI, have mandatory community service as part of the sentence. The judge may allow some people to do community service to help them pay for their fines.WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS?
We all do. Also participating non-profit community organizations in the program such as United Way agencies, City, County and State government agencies. To volunteer to be an agency please call (505) 624-6725 and ask for the bailiff.WHO ASSIGNS VOLUNTEERS?
The judge will assign a specified number of hours to be performed. The Municipal court bailiff will then assign the volunteer to an specific agency. This may be changed by the bailiff or the judge.WHO SUPERVISES COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS?
Each agency participating in the program must have at least one person who will supervise the community service volunteers and keep a record of the volunteers hours. The court will provide a form to record all hours performed. When all the hours assigned are completed, the volunteer is responsible to return the record to the court in order to receive constructive credit.WHAT IF WE HAVE PROBLEM WITH THE VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers must perform satisfactorily and perform the hours on a regular basis according to the contract. The court expects the volunteer to work, be on time and perform as any other employee. If it is not done in this manner, the agency will call the Municipal Court bailiff, and have the volunteer report back to the court. The judge then will be notified and he will take the appropriate action.