Community Service

Community Service is an alternative sentencing program which the courts may use instead of fines or incarceration. You will be required to provide volunteer labor working for a public or other nonprofit agency.

If you have been ordered to perform Community Service as a condition of bench (informal) probation, it will be necessary for you to attend a group intake at Community Corrections. The sign-up board is at the receptionist’s desk (503-846-3400). If you miss your Community Service intake appointment your case will be returned to the Court.  If you are on formal probation, your probation officer will either refer you to the group intake or individually explain how the program works. The Court will set a time limit for you to complete your Community Service hours.  If your assignment is not completed within the established time-frame, the Court or your probation officer will be informed.

A $40.00 Community Service fee is assessed on all community service cases, unless waived by the Court.