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community service

n.
1. Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions.
2. Similar work performed by law offenders to serve a sentence in lieu of or in addition to jail time.

community service

n
1. (Social Welfare) voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme

commu′nity serv′ice


n.
a punitive sentence requiring a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.community service - a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutionscommunity service - a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
2.community service - an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
Translations

community service

n (Brit) → servizio civile (volontario o in sostituzione della pena per reati minori)
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Ogunrin disclosed this at a sensitization for community service officers organized by Justice, Development and Peace Commission, Ibadan.
At an inaugural roundtable today, Premier Mark McGowan met with the Western Australian community services sector to better understand the challenges it is facing and how government can best provide support.
Deputy Minister Ryskulbek Japarkulov explained that the bill also proposes to clarify the list of persons who couldn't be attracted to community service, including women over 55 and men over 60, pregnant women, women with children under 3, persons with disabilities, etc.
The program for all classes at UF Law is an extension of a community service day for first-year students that Dean Robert Jerry began when he came to the college a decade ago.
Community service will foster a sense of social responsibility in offenders and allow them to improve their self-image through serving the community, but will not restrict the offenders' personal liberty or prevent them from meeting their family or work requirements," said Lieutenant Colonel Saif Obaid Al Khaili, Director, Community Service Department, Interior Ministry.
These people who have been sentenced to community service should be made to do these jobs.
After three weeks on the job, the 15 community service officers have taken close to 700 crime reports, freeing deputies for other calls and helping cut response times for routine calls by 10 minutes, to seven to eight minutes, said Capt.
Community Service and Learning (CSL) is defined as a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service, instruction, and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities (National Service Learning Clearinghouse, n.
The Shore Builders' Community Service Award honors members that have gone above and beyond with their community service initiatives," said NJSBA president Tom Critelli.
She has earned 83 national and council awards and completed 1,750 hours of community service.
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Community service can include volunteering in soup kitchens, libraries, or nursing homes.

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