Useful Public Service

Overview
The Delta County Useful Public Service Program is a program that monitors court-ordered useful public service (community service) hours, reporting to the courts on the completion, or non-compliance of hours. The program is self funded by the fees paid by the defendants to perform their hours.

A defendant is sentenced in court, and the judge may have ordered him/her to perform a required amount of hours. The defendant must pay a useful public service fee, which in most cases will be assessed with the court fines.

The defendant must then sign up with this program to perform his/her hours. Hours must be performed at a worksite assigned by this program. Many non-profit agencies, churches, senior programs and government offices are available as worksites within every community in the county. If a defendant does his/her hours without signing up with this program, or does the hours at a worksite that is not authorized, the hours will not be accepted.
Contact Information 
Jan Speas
Coordinator

Delta County Courthouse
501 Palmer St., Suite 350
Delta, CO 81416 

Ph: (970) 874-2028
Fx: (970) 399-2951

Hours 
8 am - noon; 1-3 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Summary of Step-by-Step Instructions
Step 1: Defendant is sentenced and ordered to perform useful public service hours as part of his/her sentence. 

Step 2: The defendant must register with this office to be assigned a worksite. 

Step 3: Defendant is given paperwork to take to the assigned worksite.  It is up to the defendant to schedule his/her own hours to work with the assigned worksite and work as scheduled.  The worksite supervisor will monitor hours worked. 

Step 4: Once all hours are completed, the worksite supervisor will sign paperwork.  The defendant is then responsible for returning all paperwork to this office. 

Step 5: This office will verify hours worked and report to the court upon completion of hours. 

Step 6: If hours are not completed by the due date, a complaint is submitted to the court for non-compliance.  A hearing will be scheduled for the defendant to appear before the judge.  Defendant may be given an extension or be advised on the violations. 

Inter-County Referrals
If a defendant is sentenced in a county outside of where he/she resides, the hours can be transferred to the local useful public service office. The defendant must register first with the sentencing county's useful public service office in order to have his/her hours transferred.  For a list of all useful public service offices throughout Colorado, see www.coloradocasp.org.