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Doing community service

What sort of work will I be doing?

Community service can involve a variety of tasks and you will be expected to work either as part of a group or on your own. Your community service placement will be chosen by the Community Service Team.

After you have been sentenced you will be assessed for working on an individualised placement. If you are considered to be unsuitable, you will be allocated to a supervised work party. Your particular skills and abilities will be taken into account.

Individual placements include work at charity shops, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and churches. The hours of working for individual placements vary to suit the needs of the beneficiaries.

What is expected of me?

To successfully complete the Community Service Order you must:

  • not re-offend
  • attend the community service at the specified time and place
  • notify the Community Service Team if your address or other circumstances change
  • complete all the hours ordered by the court
  • not leave Jersey without the permission of the Community Service Team
  • abide by the rules of the community service scheme
  • expect to begin work as soon as possible after the Community Service Order is made
  • complete your order as required by the Community Service Team
  • work a total of at least 5 hours each week

What are the rules when I undertake my community service?

When undertaking the Community Service Order you must:

  • obey all work instructions given to you
  • not be absent without prior permission
  • not attend under the influence of either alcohol or drugs
  • not behave aggressively or violently
  • not use offensive language or behaviour
  • not use a mobile phone

There will be additional rules you will be asked to follow depending on your work placement. These are explained to you at your first interview.

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