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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 offender will review a list of Community Service Providers based on location and hours of availability with BCAPPD staff. Once the Community Service Provider has been determined, BCAPPD staff will contact the provider to have the offender placed.  The non-profit agency then tracks work hours completed and reports back to BCAPPD staff as needed.  Supervised offenders are also provided with a Community Service Log by BCAPPD staff which they are responsible for in order to log hours.  BCAPPD staff may request to review the Community Service Log as needed.

Offenders may also complete community service hours at community events that are scheduled throughout the year.  BCAPPD staff will advise offenders of upcoming events. Those on ARD may contact our office for community service opportunities.   

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)
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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.
Community Service Waiver
Agreement Between Placement Agency and Program

Administrative Office:    Central Bucks Unit:    Justice Center: Intake 
30 East Court Street
2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 348-6634
Fax: (215) 348-6691 
  30 East Court Street
2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 348-6697
Fax: (215) 348-6253 
  100 N. Main Street 
1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 348-6640
Fax: (215)  348-6691
         
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600 Louis Drive
Suite 100
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: (215) 444-2600
Fax: (215) 444-2602 
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Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: (215) 529-7081
Fax: (215) 529-7138