The Court may impose Community as a term, condition or court order. Community Service provides juveniles a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the community, take ownership, and learn responsibility. The Delaware County Juvenile Court operates three programs to help complete these hours. Juveniles can be referred to one of the following community services options by the intake, diversion or probation department of the Delaware County Juvenile Court.

Juveniles referred to a Supervised Community Services Program will be working with a group of juveniles that are under constant supervision of a department Community Services Specialist. These crews are typically limited to 6 juveniles per Community Services Specialist. The Supervised Community Service program gives the juveniles the ability to work off their court ordered community service hours through a structured and supervised environment. This program exposes the juveniles are to work experience in which valuable skills are developed and enhanced. The juveniles are also provided a positive team work experience while simultaneously giving back to their community.

Juveniles referred to the Self Directed Community Service Program are placed with a worksite that has been approved and vetted by the Court. Administrative community service is when a juvenile is placed at an authorized worksite; these worksites supervised the juveniles while they are completing their community service hours. The juvenile is responsible for tracking the hours of community service that they have completed.

The Juvenile Restitution Work Program was established to provide an alternative disposition for juveniles committing personal and property crimes where restitution was deemed appropriate. The Program works with non profit agencies to provide an opportunity for youth to "pay back" restitution. The goal of the Juvenile Restitution Program is to offer the juvenile an option to give back to the community while avoiding being sent to a detention facility.

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