Community Service & Litter Crew
Adult Probation's Litter Crew Program funded by the Department of Ecology litter grant. The courts use this program to refer defendants to in lieu of incarceration. Anyone interested in working off legal financial obligations can also request referral to this program and we do accept out-of-county referrals.
Currently, the litter crew is running on the below schedule:
Juvenile litter crew - WEDNESDAYS
Adult litter crew - THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
Once school is back in session, Juvenile litter crew will move to SATURDAYS
For questions about the litter crew and how to get signed up, call the office at 509.773.3776 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service is an alternative program designed to reduce jail overcrowding by providing offenders a work option to meet court obligations to include:
In addition to screening offenders, the Community Service Coordinator monitors the type of work assigned and ensures that offenders complete their assigned task.
The community service program is an out-of-custody program supervised by Adult Probation. Referrals to the community service program come from the courts and Department of Corrections. These referrals provide sentencing alternatives to serving time in jail as well as providing work that is beneficial to the county and its communities.
Who Benefits From the Program?
Everyone benefits by our county and it's communities being improved. The agencies and groups using the program save money and the offenders gain job skills. One of the program's goals is to help offenders learn new skills so they can get in a line of work and break the chain that keeps them in the criminal justice system. Many offenders don't even have basic life skills such as setting an alarm clock, dressing for the job and using appropriate language.
Community Service participants find that participating in our projects are very rewarding as well as an effective way of being responsible for their fines and/or jail sentences they might owe.