As an instrument of Justice, Community Service helps an offender restore his or her standing in the Community. By allowing them to make positive connections, the offender will become a productive member of society. According to New York State law, a judge may sentence an offender to perform unpaid community services as a condition of probation, or as a requirement of a conditional discharge.
An individual is referred to Genesee Justice by a Town/City/Village/County Court. An interview is conducted to verify medical/legal history. The individual is then placed at an appropriate agency. The assigned agency supervisor notifies Genesee Justice of any problems, or when the community service obligation is completed. Genesee Justice then notifies the Court of the individual’s progress or completion.
The Benefits of Community Service
Ongoing benefits to Genesee County through 2006: