Understanding community service hours in Georgia…
Why is Court Ordered Community Service hours given in Georgia?
Community service hours are frequently mandated as a sentencing requirement to be completed by Georgia residents, especially in Probation and citation proceedings. Attorney’s, on occasion are able to persuade the bench to allow their clients to complete community service hours as a substitute for fines or jail time.
Although many non-profit groups will accept court ordered volunteers; because of safety precautions and liability issues, some organizations will not work individuals with felonies, violent, theft charges, etc.
Things to consider while deciding on an organization:
- Type of criminal offence, (i.e. theft, sex crimes, assault, etc)
- Quantity of community service hours needed
- Amount of time remaining to acquire these hours.
- Type of service you are willing (or capable) to provide to the organization.
Some organizations have requirements such as the need for a drivers license and clean driving record; the type of work which an individual convicted of a DUI may not be the ideal candidate. Some courts will provide a list of organization they prefer to have their clients deal work with, while other courts and probation officers require that you find your own 501 c (3) organization to work with.
Complete Your Community Service Hours With Us
In many courts in Georgia, probationers are required to find their own organisation to complete their volunteer hours. Some of our most frequent volunteers are from the following courts:
- Fulton County Courts,
- Forsyth County,
- Cherokee County,
- Rockdale County,
- Clayton County,
- Douglas County,
- Athens-Clarke County
If you don’t see your court on the list, we can still help you. Just give us a call at 800-630-3385.)
Our most common volunteers include people who are struggling to find places to do community service needs or those who’ve had a bad experience with helping other organizations. With our community service program, we provide flexible, and dynamic solutions for your community service requirements.