The Clark County Juvenile Court Community Service/Restitution Program provides opportunities for youth that are ordered by the court to perform service to the community and pay back restitution to victims. The program utilizes job sites ranging from local/state parks, churches, not-for-profit organizations, local schools, public facilities, as well as general community clean-up.
The program operates work crews between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Fridays. The work crews consist of court involved youth that are on summer break from school, suspended, expelled from school, or not enrolled in accredited facilities. Youth are required to bring their lunch/drink and are required daily to attend community service until their return to school. Between 3:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, crews consist of youth that need to complete court- ordered community service hours and/or restitution to victims.
Respective probation/diversion officers must refer all assigned youth to the program. Youth are expected to follow all appropriate directions of crew supervisors who can then recommend additional hours to youth for poor performance or reduction of hours for outstanding performance. Final decisions on these recommendations rest with the Chief Supervisor.
For youth that are ordered to repay victims, the option to work off restitution through the community service program is granted upon recommendation from the referring probation/diversion officer. These youth are credited an hourly rate per hour and the Court makes payments to the victims upon completion of community service.