Com­mu­nity ser­vice op­por­tu­ni­ties for of­fend­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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?

Write a let­ter to the edi­tor by email­ing bran­don.livesay@cnbtimes.com.au.

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