Community Service

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About Community Service
About Community Service
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​The Community Service Program provides cost-effective alternatives impacting the jail population, while avoiding higher-cost incarceration. The program coordinates with approximately 186 non-profit and government agencies that serve as worksites. Individuals who are required to complete community service work are assigned to a work site according to the client's skills, location and criminal history. The Community Service Program also coordinates supervision for "Direct Sentenced" Work Crew clients. Clients are sentenced to perform community service in lieu of jail time. Work is available seven (7) days a week. Work Crews are transported to a worksite by Community Service staff and may be supervised by Community Service staff at a governmental or non-profit agency. Workers are required to provide their own lunch.
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True
Population Served
Population Served

Community Service clients are referred from a variety of sources, such as State and County probation, the State and City Attorney's Offices, and both Civil and Criminal Courts. Clients may enter into a deferred prosecution contractual agreement with the State Attorney, which requires offenders to perform community service hours. Additionally, clients may be required to complete community service hours as a condition of Level 1 Supervised Probation, or in lieu of fines, court costs, or cost of supervision for criminal offenses or civil traffic offenses. Clients are assessed a $10 fee for service for each community service orientation.

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Eligibility
Eligibility

Any adult offender sentenced by the court, individuals required to complete community service work pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement, individuals referred by State and County probation, juveniles sentenced in adult court or for truancy, civil traffic offenders who have received permission to complete community service in lieu of fines, and individuals with Drug Court Sanctions.

False
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Contact
  • Salatheia Jenkins Brown
  • Program Supervisor
  • 14 NE 1st Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-338-7390
  • Fax: 352-338-3299
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
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