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Work Crew Program


Working hard to restore our community

Work Crew is an alternative sentencing program designed to reduce jail overcrowding by providing minimum risk offenders a work option to meet court obligations to include: fines, program fees, community service, and jail sentences. In addition to screening, Corrections staff monitor the type of work assigned and ensure that offenders complete their assigned tasks.

Offender work crews were developed in response to maintenance needs in the County Parks and overcrowding at the jail. The first crew used in-custody offenders who returned to jail each night. Within six months the program shifted to an out-of-custody program supervised by corrections staff.

Referrals to the work crew program come from the courts and provide sentencing alternatives to serving time in jail, as well as, providing work that is beneficial to the community. Referrals may also come from the State Department of Corrections and other alternative service programs.

Current Projects:

Baseball Field Maintenance Bioswale Clean Up Habitat Restoration
County Vehicle Car Wash Ecology - Grant Funded Park Maintenance-Frenchman's Bar
County Grounds Maintenance Roadside Litter Pick Crew Padden Parkway Plant Restoration

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What type of work will I be doing?
    Moderately physical landscape projects and/or litter clean up.
  2. Can I work partial days?
    At this time we do not offer partial days.
  3. How much credit do I earn each day?
    $75 per day (credit only)
  4. Where will I be working?
    Outside, landscape, litter clean up, or other special projects.
  5. Do you have a night crew?
    Not at this time.
  6. Do you have weekend crews?
    Yes. Those days are reserved for individuals currently employed Monday - Friday.
  7. Can I do extra days?
  8. Can I do some days now to bank up for future needs?
  9. Are the crews co-ed?
  10. Can I hire a crew?
    Yes. Contact Lisa Biffle
  11. Do you clean up dump sites?
    Yes. Contact Dennis David

Work Crew Contacts

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Clark County District Court - Corrections Division: Rafaela Selga, District Court Administrator
Street Address: 707 West 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660-2809
Main phone: (360) 397-2424 | FAX: (360) 397-6013

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