Community service opportunities for offenders
PEOPLE ordered to complete community service can do it in Central and North Burnett, according to the State Government.
Last week the Central and North Burnett Times published an article seeking more community service sentences.
Youth crime continues to be an issue in the region.
Gayndah Police charged seven juveniles last week with a list of offences involving breaking and entering, wilful damage and graffiti.
Department of Community Safety (DCS) said under the program, offenders were required to undertake duties that help with general council operations, including flood recovery.
“Community service allows offenders to make reparation to the community they committed their crime against,” a DCS representative said.
North Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said no offenders currently took part in community service projects.
They generally do cleaning and tidying around town.”
Bundaberg Probation and Parole said it welcomed nominations for additional community projects in the Central and North Burnett areas.
Do you know of a project suitable for community service?
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