Community Service, also known as Alternative Service/Useful Public Service, is designed to help alleviate jail crowding by offering the District and County courts an alternate sentencing option. As a substitute to serving a jail sentence, the courts may opt to have the defendant perform community service. Our CJS officers place and supervise defendants who have been convicted of traffic, misdemeanor and felony offenses and who are ordered by the court to perform community service. This is a restorative approach to sentencing that allows the defendants to give back to the community.
Ordered to Community Service:
Please report to Community Justice Services between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday to set up your community service with an approved agency. Community service credit will not be given if you complete the hours prior to the intake, or if you complete the hours at an agency that is not approved through Douglas County. Intakes are completed on a walk in basis; therefore, process times can vary from 30 minutes to roughly 60 minutes.
Bring court documentation along with the $75.00 supervision fee. Method of payment may be in the form of cash, credit card (processing fee), or money order. Individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian accompany them to the community service intake. If you are a juvenile with a “JD” case number, the supervision fee will be $40.00.