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Community Service in Atlanta and Georgia
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Many courts in Georgia will mandate community service as a part of a sentence. This is very common in Juvenile Courts.
Your lawyer might also request that the court permit you to perform community service instead of paying court fines if you are indigent or unable to afford the fines.
Many non-profit organizations will accept court mandated volunteers but for safety, security, and liability reasons will not accept those with felony convictions or defendants who have committed violent crimes.
Before you begin working hours for court ordered community service, you should first make sure that the organization is approved by your court. Some courts will not permit community service at your school or church while others freely allow it.
Your probation officer should be able to provide you with a list or at least confirm that the 501 c(3) non-profit organization, that you have selected will meet your sentencing obligations.
You will need to make sure that you maintain good records of every date and hour worked. You should also make sure that you sign in and out on the agency’s work log sheet.
Be prepared to provide proof of your identity as well as papers to document what you have been convicted of. Some organizations will also require you to complete an application, a volunteer orientation, or health screening test for tuberculosis or other infectious diseases.
Where in Georgia Can I Do My Court Appointed Community Service?
Finding a place to volunteer is not as easy as it might seem. If you are a juvenile, this may be particularly challenging. For your convenience, we have listed a few resources below.
DISCLAIMER: This is just a brief list of some of the organizations that may accept court mandated volunteer work in the local area. We do not guarantee that the organization is currently accepting volunteers or will accept any particular person. If you represent a non-profit organization and would like to edit or add your information please contact us via email.
Atlanta Human Society – Click For Website
981 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Accepts: DUI, speeding tickets, loitering, wreckless driving and other misdemeanors (at their discretion)
Volunteer Times: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekdays & Weekends
Description: Volunteers do NOT work with the animals.
General kennel cleaning, washing dishes, laundry services, grounds and shelter maintenance.
American Cancer Society – Click For Website
6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy Ste 260, Duluth, GA 30097-6205
Accetps: DUI and other misdemeanors at their discreation
Declines: Felonies, drug convictions, and violent offenses
Volunteer Times: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekdays & Weekend
Age: 18 and older
Description: mailings, data entry, administrative duties
Annadale Village – Click For Website
Services Provided: Adults with developmental disabilities
3500 Annadale Lane, Suwanee, GA
Accepts: Misdemeanors at their discretion. Valid driver’s license required
Declines: Felonies, drug convictions, violent offenses, and sex offenses
Age: 21 and older
Description: Cleaning cafeteria.
Creative Enterprises – Click for Website
Services Provided: Special Needs Adults
701 Hi Hope Rd. Lawrenceville, GA
Accepts: Misdemeanors at their discretion.
Declines: Shoplifting, violent crimes, sex offense
Age: 18 and older
Description: Greenhouse facility planting and lifting
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Metro Atlanta – Click for Website
Contact the United Way by dialing “211” throughout the metro Atlanta area or Georgia. Specify that you want to perform court appointed community service in your area.
North East Georgia (Athens and surrounding area)
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