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Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole

Community Service Program

A picture of two people planting a tree for community serviceThe Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole Department's Community Service Program was developed and approved by the Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County, on November 14, 1986. Community Service by it's nature can be viewed as symbolic restitution (vs. financial) or the belief that the entire community, rather than a single individual, suffers from crime and that some recompense is needed. While the hope is that there will be victim and community compensation through Community Service work, the goal is to increase the offender's sense of responsibility to himself and society.

Once the offender is sentenced to Community Service by the Court, the defendant is instructed by the staff of the BCAPD
(see Waiver of Liability Form ) * as to the rules and regulations of completing his/her Community Service obligation. The case is directed to the Community Service Coordinator at the Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole Department. The Coordinator screens for low-risk, non-violent offenders and then assigns the case to a Community Service Liaison. (There are five liaisons by county geographic area) They, in turn, contact the offender as to the non-profit agency where the work will be performed. The non-profit agency then tracks work hours completed and reports back to the liaisons.

The Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole Department's Community Service program currently has over 50 different non-profit agencies in which offenders perform Community Service work.
(See Agreement Between Placement Agency and Program form) *

Questions concerning the Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole Department's Community Service Program can be directed to the offices listed below.

*  Links- Both of the forms are in pdf format.

 

Administrative Office:

Central Bucks Unit:

55 East Court Street, 7th Floor
Bucks County Courthouse
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 348-6634
Fax: (215) 348-6691

55 East Court Street, 7th Floor
Bucks County Courthouse
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 348-6102
Fax: (215) 348-6253

 

 

 

 

Lower Bucks Units:

Upper Bucks Unit:

600 Louis Drive, Suite 100
Warminster, PA  18974
Phone: (215) 444-2600
Fax: (215) 444-2602

261 California Drive, Suite 3
Government Services Center
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: (215) 529-7081
Fax: (215) 529-7138