Community Service & Restitution
The Juvenile Community Service and Restitution Program works with youth who have committed crimes in Chatham County and are assigned community service hours and/or to pay back money to victims. Through this program, youthful offenders learn important lessons in responsibility and accountability and often develop positive relationships with their adult supervisors. Young people are also taught valuable life and job skills while volunteering.
Our Family Advocacy program provides children and their parents involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice with support from Communities In Schools of Chatham County staff as they learn valuable communication skills and accountability to help them have success at a school, at home, and in the community.
Volunteer to become a lunch buddy and have lunch with a student on a weekly basis. Screening requirements are the same as a regular mentor, with the additional of registering as a volunteer on-line with Chatham County Schools.
Communities In Schools of Chatham County’s mentoring program involves matching a caring, trained adult who spends an average of 1-4 hours a week, one-on-one, with a young person. Staff provide supervision, support, and activities throughout the commitment period.
Teen Court gives first-time juvenile offenders, between the ages of 11 and 17, a second chance; yet holds them fully accountable for their actions. Communities In Schools of Chatham County accepts referrals for those who have admitted guilt to misdemeanor offenses such as larceny, simple assault, affray, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, property damage, drug possession, and alcohol possession.