Court Ordered community Service

 

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is a referral agency for court ordered Community Service Restitution  Program. Through its Community Services Division, the Department provides meaningful work opportunities for individuals who have been assigned community service or restitution hours by a court or probation officials. Clients are able to complete community service requirements while providing a labor source to the Department for the purpose of maintaining parks or other City property in a condition that benefits the public.

If you have been assigned community service or restitution hours by a Court, this web page will provide you with information on how to complete those hours in a timely manner.


 

Registration and Hours of Operation

Clients must register 24 hours in advance prior to being allowed to work community service hours.  We accept walk-ins and phone registration.  We also have an online pre-registration form available.  Please refer to Pre-Registration Form Guideline for further instructions.  

Our office number is (210) 207-8300 and we are located at 318 N. Las Moras, San Antonio, TX   

Our hours of operation are as follows:
  
For Registration:
Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm   by Phone
Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:45pm   by Walk-ins
          

Once Registered:

Clients must arrive no later than 6:45am for check in process

Community Service Work Hours:
  
Depending on the work site, assignments vary in length of hours and some are available seven days a week. Some work sites are only available during the workweek. For office closures please refer to our City Holidays Schedule:  View City Holiday Schedule
Primary work hours are:  
7:00am to 2:30pm
7:00am to 3:30pm

Community Service Reporting Location:
  318 N. Las Moras, San Antonio, TX


Pre-Registration Guidelines

We do have a pre-registration form available online which you may fill out and email, or fax to us. By completing this form, it does not mean you are registered.  You must wait for an email or phone response informing you are approved to participate in our program and additional instructions will be provided. Refer to instructions below:

Pre-registration form (PDF)
Instructions (PDF)

 

What Will I Be Doing?

The Department does not refer clients to other agencies and does not accommodate special requests for work site placements. We also do not have a light duty program and clients must be able to work at 100% to perform manual labor. 

Clients may perform the following duties:
  • General maintenance
  • Clerical
  • Landscaping
  • Housekeeping
  • Painting
  • Trash pick up
  • Sorting good
  • Moving furniture 

 

Once You Are Registered

You must arrive no later than 6:45am for check in process at 318 N. Las Moras, San Antonio, TX. Clients are required to be available and prepared to work an 8-hour day or a 7-hour workday.  Request for early departure will result in termination from the program

What to bring:
  • Your court referral form or time sheet.
  • A photo ID (Or three other forms of ID such as Social Security Card, State ID card, etc.)
  • You may download and sign indemnification form found below.  If you are not able to download the form, we will have you a sign the form when you come in to our office.  We require this form to be on file before you begin your work day.   Agreement including Release and Identification (PDF)
  • You will receive a bar-code card once you are registered. Bring that card with you each day when you report to work your hours. If you lose the card, you will need to come by 318 N. Las Moras, 24 hours in advance before reporting to work.  There is no charge for replacement cards.
Dress Code:
  • Boots or tennis shoes that cover the entire foot are required. No slip-on shoes, high heels, slippers, flip flops or sandals.
  • T-shirts must have sleeves that reach the mid-arm, round collars, and mid-hip in length. No tank tops, muscle shirts, V- neck shirts, or jerseys, shirts with obscene or derogatory pictures or phrases or advertising of tobacco and alcohol products, no button-up shirts or polo shirts.
  • Work pants must be khaki, Dickey’s or blue jeans. Pants must extend over the top of the shoe and must be worn with a belt or must fit tight enough around the waist that they do not droop past the top of the hips. No shorts, sweat suits, skinny jeans, tight pants, wind pants, warm-up pants or dresses.
  • Caps/hats may be worn but must not have obscene or derogatory pictures or phrases on them. They may not be worn backwards or sideways
    Note: Clients who are not appropriately dressed will not be allowed to complete their assignments. The dress code helps us to ensure your safety
Rules:
  • Client will be responsible for bringing their own lunch. Supervisors and Crew leaders are not responsible for taking the clients out to lunch.  Food delivery service to work site is not permitted.  Do not disclose your location to friends or family.  You are not allowed to leave location for lunch. No visitors are allowed while working. 
  • No music devices are allowed and cell phone can only be turned on while on break or lunch.
  • Juveniles may not have cell phones or music devices in their possession during their work assignments. If found with these items, they will be terminated from the program.
  • We have zero tolerance for horseplay, vandalism, foul language, not following directions and/or refusal to work. You will be notified if you are being released from the program and the reason for the expulsion will be forwarded to the court. 
Completion Form:
  • Completion form is given when hours are complete on last day of work. Completion form must be turned into courts before or by due date. 
  • Completion ON ADJUSTED HOURS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED for clients who have not had their probation officer or court contact us to adjust assigned hours. Client must maintain updated information in system. 
  • Hours worked can only be applied to a single court case.
    Note:  Client must maintain activity once registered at least once every 30 days from last date worked, if not you may be terminated from the program.  Always have court paperwork available.

Other Important Rules

  • The Department will reject a client who is uncooperative or refuses to perform tasks as assigned.      Complete information regarding the rejection will be provided in writing to the referring agency.
  • Participants may not smoke, use music devices or cell phones during assignment.
  • Juveniles may not have cell phones or music devices in their possession during work assignments. If found with these items, they will be terminated from the program.
  • Clients who appear intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance will not be allowed to complete their assignments.
  • City employees and their family members who have been assigned court-ordered community service will be assigned to work sites outside of their direct areas of employment.

What happens if your file becomes inactive?

 

Municipal Court: 
If your due date expires, you must make contact with Municipal Court to receive an extension to complete your hours. Once you have a new due date you must notify the Community Service Division at (210) 207-8300 at least 24 hours in advance with an extension date before reporting for a work assignment.  Once you have informed us of the new due date, you will be allowed to return to work however you will need to make sure to bring the updated paper work with you.

Bexar County Adult Probation: 

Client must maintain activity by working once every 30 days. Upon your first occurrence of inactivity, you must call the Community Service Division at (210) 207-8300 at least 24 hours in advance before reporting for a work assignment. If there is a second occurrence of inactivity, you will need to make contact with your probation officer for reinstatement before you will be allowed to return to complete your hours.  


 

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Monday, February 27, 2017