Yes. In most cases, this $85 Useful Public Service Fee (UPS) is assessed and collected with your court fines and fees at the time of sentencing. If your case originated in a county other than Jefferson or Gilpin and you are transferred to complete hours with us, we do not charge any fees. You may be required to pay a fee in the originating county.
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We are currently open by appointment only. Please call 303-271-6575 or use our online form to make an appointment or request assistance. When contacting us, please include your name, case number, and phone number. You will be asked to complete and return an intake packet. Once our office receives the packet, a case manager will contact you to complete your intake, usually the same day. Most intakes can be done over the phone. Please have your court sentence order or probation referral available during your intake. Your community service case manager will assist you in finding the best possible placement or project for completing your hours. The case manager will establish a deadline for you to complete your required service hours.
Yes. However, some churches do not allow court ordered community service clients to complete hours with them, so please check with your individual church before starting any new work. They must be willing to document your hours on a county-issued timesheet for the work completed. This timesheet will notify the church staff of the reason you were ordered to complete community service hours
No. The Courts do not recognize donations in lieu of service hours.
If the site is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) or government organization and is in good standing with the Secretary of State, most times it can be approved. Please provide following information if you already have an agency in mind:
If approved, your case manager will provide an agreement document which must be signed by the agency and returned to our office within 2 weeks. Any work performed prior to approval may not count towards completion.
No. The purpose of community service is to give back to the community as a whole and create a mutually beneficial relationship between the agency and the client.
No. In order to avoid any conflicts of interest, your case manager will work with you to find a new appropriate placement to complete your service hours
No. In order to avoid any conflicts of interest, your case manager will work with you to find an appropriate placement to complete your service hours.
Yes. Inter-County Referrals or Transfers Out of State are provided for clients when appropriate. If you choose to complete hours with another county or out of state, you still must complete an intake with our office prior to the transfer
No. Only service hours completed after your intake with our office will count toward your required total.
In most cases, yes. You must register with the originating county prior to completing an intake with our office. When registering with the originating county, request a transfer of your community service supervision to Jefferson County.
Yes. Your case manager will work with you to find a placement or project that best fits your abilities.