Court-Ordered Community Service: Sheriff Community Restitution Program

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department began the Sheriff Community Restitution Program in March 2011.  Eligible offenders are assigned to work crews, and they work to help pay fines, courts costs and restitution, instead of sitting in a jail cell.  The Spokane Juvenile Court also orders community service as a way to help young people take responsibility for their actions and contribute to the community in a positive way.  Some of the organizations that benefit from community service are The Salvation Army, YMCA, Spokane Food Bank and Martin Luther King Center.