Facilitating Changes in Juveniles and Places... ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICE
Parks, fire houses, nursing homes, libraries, and community centers are just a few examples of places where juvenile offenders are repaying their communities with work.
Most juveniles are assigned to individual assignments. Ideally, the community service “fits” the crime and the skills of the offender “fit” with the needs of the agency. Juveniles may work on small projects like reading to an elderly nursing home resident, mulching trails, cleaning, washing fire trucks, tutoring younger children, stacking books, entering computer data or serving food. Some juveniles work on the supervised work crew, which tackles large projects like painting, landscaping or stream restoration at Valley Forge Park. Besides doing something positive for the community, young offenders learn skills that they can use to obtain paid employment.
About 1,100 youthful offenders are assigned community service each year. Since 1986, they have contributed approximately $1,000,000 worth of work to community organizations. In some cases small non-profit agencies and organizations could not have had the work done without the help of juveniles on probation.
Questions About My Community Service Hours? Timothy Carroll is our community service coordinator and arranges individual assignments to various locations. If you have questions about your own community service hours please call him at 215-784-5406, extension 5433.
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More than 300 agencies and organizations have seen what kids can do. If your agency could benefit from a community service worker please call Timothy Carroll at 215-784-5406, extension 5433 to get more details. All workers are covered under state accident and liability insurance.