Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I set up my community service if I live in another County from where I was sentenced?
    Please contact the sentencing County’s useful public service office to get further instructions. Please remember, do not get started on your community service before contacting the community service office in the jurisdiction you were sentenced.
  2. Are there any fees associated with court-ordered community service?
    Yes. Please contact the sentencing County’s useful public service office to get more information.
  3. Can I pay off my community service instead of doing my hours?
    No. All agencies affiliated with Colorado Alternative Sentencing Programs state you must work hour-for-hour. No buyouts are allowed.
  4. Can I do my community service on-line?
    No. All agencies affiliated with Colorado Alternative Sentencing Program do not allow on-line community service.
  5. What types of community service are allowed, and where will I complete my hours?workcrew- Our Center w shadow
    Each office has its own pre-approved agencies where you will do your community service. Remember, you cannot go on your own and complete your hours before reporting to your designated useful public service office first.
  6. Will I be picking up trash for my community service?
    Many of our offices have restorative justice opportunities for you to give back to the community, not just labor-intensive agencies. If you have a special skill set that may benefit the community, please inquire and inform your local office.
  7. How much time will you give me to complete my hours?
    Everyone’s case is different, and each office has their own guidelines. Please contact your local agency to inquire about your time frame. Always remember, the sooner you sign up and meet with your designated office, the better! Don’t wait until the last minute.
  8. I got approved and have an Inter-County Reciprocal (ICR) form to do my hours in a County I live in, but I need more time to finish my hours. Who do I contact?
    Please contact the sentencing County’s office where you did your initial intake. That office may be able to extend the deadline and will need to fax a new ICR to the other County, depending on your case’s terms and conditions.