Community Service


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Community Service

A sentencing option for persons convicted of crimes in which the court orders the defendant to perform a number of hours of unpaid work for the benefit of the public.

A person convicted of a criminal offense may be required to complete a sentence of community service directly or as an express condition of Probation. Typically, the community service will involve performance at a facility that has been authorized by the court or probation department. Community service is appropriate when it is reasonably designed to repair the harm caused by the offense.

References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to the Presidential Award winners, a total of 766 higher education institutions were named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The next community service day is set for November 16 when law students will team up to work on a house for the Alachua Habitat for Humanity.
Lieutenat General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, recently told the Federal National Council (FNC) that two types of common offences - traffic violations and antisocial behaviour - could soon be punishable by community service.
The city this summer took over staffing the community service officer program from Los Angeles County and expanded it from eight positions to 15.
Miller, MSN, is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Public Health Programs and Giugliano, MA, is Associate Director of University Ministry and Service and Coordinator of Community Service and Learning
She has earned 130 national and council awards and completed 1,200 hours of community service.
In order to place this understanding of community service within a meaningful context in PNG's complex and unique environment, several aspects of community service need to be explored to better understand its relationship with the University's vision, Charter and functions.
Forcing someone to perform community service goes against the spirit of volunteering.
Providers are allowed to charge a modest fee for most community services, but they cannot refuse to provide services to someone who cannot afford to pay.
It suggested many courts thought community service work was heavy labour and unsuitable for women, and warned this meant female offenders were missing out on an effective non-custodial sentence.
Sanctions for criminal cases heard in Bay County Teen Court can range from a prescribed number of community service hours, to curfews, to monetary restitution for victims.
Atlanta, Detroit, and the District of Columbia are among the major school districts that require community service.

Full browser ?