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Community Service

The Community Service program is currently suspended indefinitely as the Ada County Sheriff’s Office is helping to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Community Service shifts will be rescheduled at a later time. Anyone with questions should call (208) 577-3460.

The Sheriff’s Community Service Program allows participants to complete their sentence in the community, while also allowing them to maintain employment and family obligations.

Community service sentences are measured in hours, not days. Court sentences can be converted from days to hours if approved by the Court. Unless specified by the courts, one day can be converted to eight hours of community service.

It is up to the participant to coordinate with the assigned location to schedule community service hours. Participants are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours a month until the sentence is complete.

Eligibility requirements for the Sheriff’s Community Service Program:

  • Participants must be court-ordered to “All Options” or “Sheriff’s Community Service.”
  • Participants must serve at one of the approved Sheriff’s Community Service providers.
  • The Sheriff’s Community Service providers set their own restrictions. Participants may not qualify for community service depending on their charge.
  • Participants must be capable of completing the physical labor associated with the program.


  • Participants must pay $25 monthly fee.
  • Participants must pay the Worker’s Compensation fee of $0.60 per hour as required by state code.

Participants get one month to complete 20 hours, and must pay for each month up front. If they complete their community service hours early, the can receive a refund of $25 for every month they paid for they no longer need.