Community Service Work Program
About the Program
The Community Service Work Program was designed and implemented as a public service project in accordance with Section 16.1-279(E)(a) of the 1950 Code of Virginia, as amended.
Community Service Work is ordered by the court for three main reasons:
Community Service Options
- It will help the juvenile to help someone else
- So the juvenile will realize there are consequences of illegal behavior
- Because it was felt the juvenile did not deserve to be treated with more severe penalties
After each juvenile and his/her parent have signed a permission form and contract, the juvenile is referred to the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services
(PRCS) to complete community service.
If working with PRCS is not an option, a non-profit organization is used as a substitute. Non-profit organizations include animal shelters, churches, thrift stores, schools, and a variety of other organizations. Make sure to verify that the site you are attempting to use is approved before beginning the hours.
The juvenile is expected to show up on time at the assigned work site and display a willingness to help in order to complete the number of hours assigned for him/her to work. A time sheet is kept and when the juvenile has completed all work the court is advised that the juvenile has complied with the court’s order.
For more information, contact the Juvenile Court Service Unit at 703-777-0303.