As an instrument of Justice, Community Service helps an offender restore his or her standing in the Community. By allowing an individual to make positive connections, the offender will become a productive member of society. Community service provides a cost-effective way of dealing with non-violent, low-risk offenders. This reduces jail costs while providing needed services to community non-profit organizations. Community Service also provides tangible results for Genesee County. From 2012-2014, 726 defendants performed 17,854 hours of work at non-profit organizations, a savings of $89,270.
An individual is referred to Genesee Justice by a Town/City/Village/County Court. An interview is conducted to verify medical and legal history. The individual is then placed at an appropriate agency. The assigned agency supervisor notifies Genesee Justice when the community service obligation is completed or if there are any problems. Genesee Justice notifies the referring Court of the individual’s progress or completion.
The Benefits of Community Service