Community Work Program
The Washtenaw County Sheriff Community Work Program is an alternative to incarceration program that substitutes community labor, rather than incarceration, for carefully selected offenders. The Work Program provides service to local municipalities and other non-profit organizations throughout Washtenaw County.
Inmate's are assigned to a wide variety of work tasks that include, but are not limited to:
- Roads and Drainage Ditch Clean Up
- Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance
- General Labor
The Work Program offers many benefits to Washtenaw County taxpayers, community agencies and the criminal justice system and offenders:
- Provides judges alternative sentencing.
- Provides community service labor to build,repair and improve community and county properties.
- Reduces jail overcrowding and improves jail utilization for more serious offenders.
- Allows offenders the opportunity to maintain existing employment, education and family ties.
The Sheriff Community Work Program also participates in Bill's Big Dig, a program that offers snow removal for seniors. Every year the Work Program assists in clearing snow for approximately 150 households throughout the county. If you are interested in recieving assistance with snow removal from the Community Work Program please call 734-971-8400 and enter 'storm' (78676) and leave a detailed message.
If you are interested in the services provided by the Community Work Program please call 734-973-4867.
Hours of operation for the Work Program are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Seven days a week. For more information, please call 734-973-4867.