Since the 1980’s – one of Springboard’s first programs providing service to correctional clients in the adult justice system.
A community service order is a court ordered sanction within a probation order under which an offender must perform a specific number of community work hours within a specific time frame. Springboard accepts referrals from Probation Officers: we interview the client to find the right “fit” for community work; assign the work through our vast network of community agency partners; monitor the completion of the work; and report back to the Probation Officer.
Springboard utilizes a vast network of hundreds of not-for-profit community partners including food banks, thrift stores, community/recreation centres and multiple organizations within the faith community across the City of Toronto. Last year CSO, clients completed over 16,000 hours of community service. At today’s minimum wage (as of Oct, 2017) that represents at least $185,600 benefiting the community.
“I have been enriched with the opportunity to connect with your clients and see some remarkable changes in their lives.” Former Pastoral Partner