Community Service


The Community Service lobby is open for appointments only Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and closed on Fridays. Most business and intakes can be conducted by phone or email, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have been ordered to complete useful public service, call 303-271-6575 for instructions for getting started or use our online form to contact our office. A member of our team will communicate with you by phone or email to explain the process.

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. Adult 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. 

Community Service Crew

Jefferson County Justice Services offers the opportunity to perform meaningful public service throughout the county. The Community Service Crew is a convenient and straight forward way to complete assigned useful public service hours. Clients simply schedule days with their case manager and arrive at the location provided to them the day before. Crews assist with projects for various entities including local parks departments, food banks, and historical sites, among others. 

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.