Municipal Courts

Community Service

MISSION

The mission of the El Paso Municipal Court Community Service Program is to provide meaningful community service projects as alternative sentencing for Class C misdemeanor convictions, to serve as a deterrent to recidivism and to promote responsible civic behavior from participants in the program.

OUR GOALS

  1. Refer Class C offenders to assignments at host agencies where their labor hours will benefit the community and help the offenders reconnect with the community.
  2. Recruit and maintain a wide variety of governmental and non-profit host agencies geographically distributed across the city.
  3. Assign offenders to host agencies close to their home or work so as to encourage successful completion of assignments.
  4. Ensure community service work sites are safe for offenders and conducive for performing community service.
  5. Provide comprehensive educational classes, workshops and life skills classes; including alcohol, tobacco awareness and drug prevention classes.
  6. Ensure compliance with judicial orders for community service by monitoring cases.
  7. Treat all offenders fairly and with dignity.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROCEDURES

EL PASO MUNICIPAL COURT COMMUNITY SERVICE DRESS CODE

The Community Service program enforces a strict dress code designed for the safety of the clients. Those who do not comply will be sent home when they report for service. 

ABOUT THE MUNICIPAL COURT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

The City of El Paso, other governmental agencies and non-profit community agencies participate in the Municipal Court Community Service Program to provide meaningful work to individuals who have been assigned community service hours by a municipal court judge. In turn, the hours served provide a labor source to these agencies which benefits the community.

In addition, El Paso Municipal Court Judges and staff, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, provide presentations to juveniles on issues such as: “Underage Drinking”, “Traffic Safety, Theft and Drug Trafficking. Presentations are held every two months. The Municipal Court also participates in Teen Court which provides education about the juvenile justice system, including community service and life skills classes.