Community Service

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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.

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Noting that the state boasted of 25 community service officers across zones of the state, she prayed for more funding, training and stipends for officers.
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Students can sign up and log hours to earn a community service certificate.
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The officers develop deadlines for each of the juvenile's sanctions and provide the youth with a community service contract.
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