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Community Justice Services

Douglas County Community Service

Giving back to the community, one volunteer at a time.

What does it mean to be ordered to community service?

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.

Office Information:

Please report to Community Justice Services between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday to set up your community service. Intakes are completed on a walk in basis; therefore, process times can vary from 30 minutes to roughly 60 minutes. Please plan accordingly.

Client will meet with an officer to complete the intake and be provided with the necessary forms to get signed-up with an agency. Clients will also be provided with an approved agency list. Any hours completed with an agency that is not approved, or hours completed prior to completing an intake, will not be credited. This also applies to the CPR Certification and Whole Blood Donation, if completed before the intake, no credit hours will be applied.

Please reach your assigned community service officer if you have any additional questions or visit our FAQ page for more information.



Frequently Asked Questions – Community Service

How to earn community service credit.

Volunteer with an agency from your approved list.

Once you have completed an intake, you will be provided with a list of agencies that are approved with our department. You will also be provided with paperwork to complete with the agency. Submit forms to your officer via email, fax or in person. Click on the link to submit questionnaire via email to our office [email protected]

Community Service Background Information Questionnaire