The Community Service Program receives referrals from the Circuit and Municipal Courts throughout Clackamas County. We also provide supervised work sites for treatment-based courts such as Drug Court and Mental Health Court, as well as for Overland Park Community Court.
This program offers a service to the courts, probation and parole staff, and the community that is in keeping with the public expectations that offenders work and give back to the community.
Community Service Program clients participate in restorative justice projects including graffiti removal, cleanup of illegal dump sites, and restoration of natural spaces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Report to the Community Service Office at the Community Corrections building: 1024 Main St., Oregon City, Oregon, to sign up for community service. You must attend an orientation. Orientations are held every Wednesday. Please allow one hour. A fee of $40 is charged and is due at the time of the orientation.33536
Our work crews operate seven (7) days a week beginning at 7:50 a.m. and return to the pick up site no later than 3:45 p.m. You must be at the pick-up site by 7:50 a.m. If you are late to the site, you will not be allowed on the crew.33536
All work crews meet at the Community Service Equipment building near the jail. You will receive a map of the pick-up site during orientation.33536
You will be required to work a minimum of one (1) day per week in order to be in compliance with program expectations. You can work more than one (1) day a week.33536
While on the crew, you will be participating in general landscaping and beautification projects. You will be instructed on the safe use of all equipment and be assisted at all times throughout the project. All projects are outside and typically entail: mowing, raking, weed eating, weeding landscaping beds, planting trees, trimming shrubs, trail maintenance, and other tasks as needed.33536
It is your responsibility to wear appropriate clothing and plan for all types of weather, i.e., rain gear, hat, sunscreen.
You must wear: pants, close-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves. You must bring your own leather gloves. No shorts. No sandals. No tank tops.33536
You must bring photo identification. You are responsible for your own lunch and water. No cell phones. No walkman, MP3 players, iPods or any video / audio device.33536
For each day that is completed you will received eight (8) hours credit towards your community service balance. There is no conversion of community service hours for jail or fines without a court order.33536
Please bring your concerns to the attention of the staff. We will determine placement on an individual basis and will discuss all available options during your orientation.33536
- Cancellations will be posted on a recorded line. Call 503-655-8851 for information on cancellations.
- The work crew will not operate on all federal holidays or in severe weather conditions such as snow and ice.
Yes. Crews work the best when everyone:
- Has a good attitude.
- Is respectful.
- Expects to be respected.
- Does not tell inappropriate jokes or comments.
- Keeps their hands to themselves.
- Remembers that sexual harassment is a crime.
- Does not come under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Even prescription drugs that might impair you.
- Does not talk about drug or alcohol use.
- Does not say racial or sexual remarks.
- Does not talk about sexual gender orientation.
- Does not curse or use bad language.
If anyone on a work crew acts inappropriately or unsafely, expect to be sent home from the crew. That may mean walking home from wherever the crew might be that day and receive no credit for the day.33536