How does it work?

A client is referred to SAP by the court, if commuity service is deemed appropriate. A client or an attorney can request community service as an alternative sentence. In some cases, minors can be referred by the probation or police department.

Upon referral to SAP, a caseworker will interview, screen and assess the needs of the client. The caseworker gives special consideration, whenever possible, to the client’s skills, interests, personal needs, employment and available transportation, when making a placement. When an appropriate placement has been determined, periodic updates are done to monitor progress. Once a client has either successfully completed or failed the assignment, a report is sent to the court, probation department or other referral source.

Who does it serve?

Sentencing Alternatives has proved to be beneficial to the clients it serves, as well as, the community. Performing community service offers the opportunity to meet new people, develop and expand job skills and become involved in the community.

Agencies such as schools, health programs, youth and senior centers, parks and many other organizations utilize the services of clients referred by the program. SAP encourages people to make restitution to the courts and the community by taking positive action!