As a mandatory component of intermediate sanction level III and IV, Community Service provides for both punitive and rehabilitative objectives of criminal justice sanctions.
First, community service represents a time constraint. Participant’s are closely monitored by Community Service Program staff during their work hours. Second, participants undertake projects collectively encouraging a sense of cooperation and achievement as well as teaching practical skills.
Service projects are conducted for non-profit and government agencies throughout the Commonwealth. Participants are transported from the community corrections center to local project sites by van. Community service is also widely used at Intermediate Sanction Level II. See Community Service Page
Community Corrections Center programming seeks to address the specific issues confronting the populations that are monitored. For this reason, some community corrections centers serve specific populations:
Women’s Resources Centers (WRC)
Boston & Worcester – female offenders
Juvenile Resource Centers (JRC)
Boston & New Bedford – juvenile offenders
(in collaboration with Juvenile Probation and the Department of Youth Services)