Community Service

UPDATE: Crews are running 7 days a week, except Federal Holidays. Call 503-655-8851 for daily updates.

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The purpose of the Community Service Program is to provide a safe, pro-social sentencing alternative to justice-involved individuals so that they can be held accountable for their offense while contributing to and remaining in their community, and provide a cost-effective workforce to our community partners.

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 Parole & Probation building, 1024 Main St. in Oregon City, to sign up for community service. You must attend an orientation. Orientations are held every Wednesday. Please allow one hour. 


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.


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.


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.


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
  • other tasks as needed

It is your responsibility to wear appropriate clothing and plan for all types of weather, e.g., rain gear, hat, sunscreen.

You must wear pants, close-toed shoes and shirts with sleeves. You must bring your own leather gloves. No shorts. No sandals. No tank tops.


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.


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.


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.

  • Cancellations will be posted on a recorded line. Call 503-655-8851 for information on cancellations.
  • The work crew will not operate on 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.

Staff Contact
Department Staff
Fred Wienberg
Community Service Coordinator


1024 Main St. Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Parole & Probation Field Service Office
1024 Main St.
Oregon City, Or 97045
ph. 503-655-8603
fax 503-650-8942
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed at 3 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of every month

Clackamas County Corrections Center
9000 SE McBrod Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Transition Center
2219 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, Or 97045
ph. 503-722-6199
fax 503-722-6177
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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