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 or violent crimes, theft charges, etc.
Things to consider while deciding on an organization:
- Type of criminal offense, (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.
Complete Your Community Service Hours With Us
In most courts in the greater Atlanta area, probationers are required to find their own organisation to complete their volunteer hours. (Some of our most frequent volunteers are from Fulton County Courts, Atlanta Municipal Court, Buckhead, Dekalb Recorders Court and Clayton County Court.)
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.