Community Service is a sentencing alternative that not only holds individuals accountable for their actions, but provides them an opportunity to do their part in making our communities a better place. Whether its cleaning up along our roadways, working side-by-side with neighborhood volunteers at a community garden, or clearing snow from a senior citizen's driveway, those that complete their community service through the Community Cleanup Crew will have contributed something that is both important and beneficial - having paid their debt to society by using their own time and talents. The Environmental Division is especially committed through this 'pilot' initiative to developing partnerships that make supervised work crews successful in keeping our communities clean, in addition to helping low-income seniors and local charitable agencies with a wide variety of neighborhood improvement projects.
With the resources committed by the Court, the City of Columbus, the Franklin County General Health Fund, and our partnering agencies, the Community Cleanup Crew will provide a year-round resource for not-for-profit and governmental agencies with a special emphasis on activities that improve the physical environment of Franklin county and its neighborhoods. Typical cleanup projects include litter collection, communty cleanups, landscaping, graffiti remold, and special projects to assist local seniors and disabled residents.
The core of any successful community service program is cooperation with the community - if you know a neighborhood or community group that may be interested in partnering with this program please feel free to contact the Court's Community Service Coordinator at 614-645-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a project suggestion. While no specific level of service can be guaranteed, it is the desire of the Community Cleanup Crew to partner with agencies across Franklin County and provide a positive program that makes our communities cleaner.