In 2001, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office launched a new program as an alternative to incarceration called simply The Weekend Work Program . This program is provided the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and is monitored by the Jefferson County Probation Department. This program is instituted starting with a judicial sentence given to a person(s) who agree to perform "community service" in lieu of being incarcerated. The individual sentenced to this program will report to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on Saturdays and Sundays ready to perform various labor intensive tasks around Jefferson County for a specified amount of time.
While free space in the county jail for more serious law violators, this program enables the Sheriff's Office to benefit community organizations, municipalities, non-profit organizations, etc. by providing free labor to perform grounds maintenance, painting, moving furniture or whatever is needed.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office encourages all:
to contact us to see if you meet the criteria to have your worksite approved for the Weekend Work Program.
CRITERIA FOR A WEEKEND WORK PROGRAM PROJECT PROPOSAL
This program is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Mail the Weekend Work Program Project Proposal form, you may download it HERE , to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility to schedule your worksite for the program. A representative of the program will contact you to verify the work to be performed and to go over any questions you might have. You will be notified what is available for time frames. This program is provided at no cost to you, however all materials and tools must be provided by the worksite.
Some organizations that have taken advantage of this program so far include:
All meals and beverages for the workers are provided by the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.
For more information, you may contact the Program Supervisor, Sgt. Robert Newtown at firstname.lastname@example.org .