Community Service Program FAQ
Las Vegas Justice Court
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How do I sign up to do Community Service Program?
You must report to the Clark County Community Service Program window with the referral you received in court. For Traffic, report to the Community Service Window on the 1st floor of the Regional Justice Center. For Criminal, report to customer service on the 2nd floor of the Regional Justice Center, and take a Community Court number.
How are defendants assigned to the Community Service Program?
In certain cases, the Court will allow defendants to participate in the Community Service Program in lieu of paying a fine. The Court can also order defendants to complete mandatory community service hours. Defendants must have a Community Service Referral provided by the court before they can participate in the program.
Can I sign up for the Community Service Program on the phone or on-line?
No. You must sign-up in person at the Community Service Program. For Traffic, report to the Community Service Window on the 1st floor of the Regional Justice Center. For Criminal, report to customer service on the 2nd floor of the Regional Justice Center, and take a Community Court number.
How much does it cost to participate in the Community Service Program?
There is a $25 Community Service Program assessment fee which is assessed at the time that defendants visit the Community Service Program Window. This fee may be waived in whole or in part at the Judge’s discretion.
Where can I perform my community service hours?
Community service hours must be performed at a registered non-profit service agency. The Community Service Program can assist you with locating a verified agency. They have over 120 public and private-nonprofit agencies throughout Clark County for you to choose from. If you reside out of state, seek pre-approval of the judge to perform hours outside of Nevada.
Can I find an agency on my own to perform my community service hours?
Yes, but it will be your responsibility to ensure that the agency you have selected is a registered non-profit service agency (501C-3). You might not receive credit for community service hours worked at an agency that is not a registered 501C-3 agency.
Who do I contact once I have signed up with the Community Service Program and have selected an agency?
It is your responsibility to contact the agency you have selected for further instructions prior to attending.
Can I be paid for my community service work?
Defendants cannot be paid for the community service work they perform.
Will the court accept community service hours I have completed for another court case?
Community service you perform or submit for another court case may not be accepted by the Judge.
How many hours am I allowed to work per day?
Defendants cannot work more than eight (8) hours in any given day.
What do I do with the timesheet once I have completed my community service hours?
Ensure that the timesheet is signed by an agency representative for each day for the applicable hours worked and return the timesheet to the Community Service Program. Be sure to return the timesheet no later than 5 business days prior to the next court date so that the Court can verify the hours before the hearing.
What type of work sites are there?
The Las Vegas Justice Court Community Service Program offers work sites with public and non-profit agencies, 501C-3, in the community. Physical and manual labor is required at all worksites. Some agencies offer light duty for individuals with health restrictions.
Can I get and extension to complete my community service hours?
Your community service hours must be completed prior to the date assigned by the Court. If an extension is needed to complete your hours, you will have to request the extension in court during your hearing.
What can I do if I need additional timesheet?
You can contact the Community Service Program and request additional timesheets.
What happens once I have completed my community service hours and have submitted my timesheet to the Community Service Program?
The community service worker verifies work hours and completes a report that directly notifies the court whether the defendant was successful or unsuccessful completing the community service work hours. The report also includes any other pertinent information provided by the agency where the community service hours were performed.