Department News

Community Service Program Celebrates 20th Year

"Juvenile Offenders" and "work" are not words people usually expect to find in the same sentence, but over the last 20 years, Juvenile Probation's Community Service Program has changed that perception. Juvenile offenders worked 390,000 hours to begin to pay back their communities for the harm caused by their crimes. They contributed almost $2,000,000 worth of work to 300 local non-profit agencies. In any neighborhood in Montgomery County, there is probably some park or library or senior center that has been improved by the work of juvenile offenders.

By doing community service, juveniles learn important skills for becoming better citizens and make positive connections with community members. The program was started by Margery Miller who still supervises the program today.