Community Service

Appointments

The Community Service office is open Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call 303-271-6520 or use our online form to schedule an appointment. 

Most business can be conducted remotely. If you have been ordered to complete useful public service, call 303-271-6575 for instructions for getting started. A case manager will communicate with you by phone or email to explain the process.

Community Service Crews are running on a limited basis. Please call 303-271-6575 or contact your case manager directly to sign up for a crew day.


About Community Service

The Community Service office places and supervises adult and juvenile offenders who are ordered by the Court to provide Useful Public Service (community service) as part of their sentence. Offenders are placed with various non-profit and government organizations to provide meaningful contributions to the community. Offenders may also complete their required hours on the Community Service Crew, which provides assistance with projects benefitting other government agencies and non-profit organizations.  

Juvenile Unit

Jefferson County Justice Services is proud to have a dedicated Juvenile Unit within its Community Service division. The unit is charged with juvenile case management and crew aspects of Community Service. The Juvenile Unit was created to better serve court-involved youth as well as pre-adjudicated youth and status offenders. The goal is to provide information and opportunities to enable juveniles to change their course. 

The juvenile crew provides meaningful public service and incorporates activities designed to build skills, opportunity, and personal development for juvenile participants. Projects are completed at various sites where crew leaders facilitate discussions, education and positive experiences that may encourage crew members to change their course. Presentations from the crew leaders and guests offer positive development opportunities. 

Community Service Plus

The Community Service Plus program connects offenders with unique, non-traditional opportunities to fulfill their community service hours, engaging in meaningful work or education that benefits them and their community. The program consists of a network of educational and community projects focused on the offenders’ personal development and contribution to their community. Examples include: Responsible Fatherhood Program, parenting classes, General Educational Development (GED) coursework, career building, resumé writing and interview practice, conflict resolution, community gardens and beautification, verbal de-escalation, volunteering at food banks or shelters and constructive or artistic independent projects.