Community Service / Restitution
The Juvenile Community Service and Restitution Program works with youth who have committed crimes in Chatham County and are assigned community service hours and or to pay back money to victims. Young people are placed in nonprofit work sites throughout the county where volunteer supervisors oversee and evaluate their work. The program coordinator organizes group events such as park clean-up, community garden projects and other projects that benefit the community. Through this program, youthful offenders learn important lessons in responsibility and accountability and often develop positive relationships with their adult supervisors. Young people are also taught valuable life and job skills while volunteering.