County courts seek local organizations for community service programs

Submitted by San Juan County.

The courts of San Juan County are updating their community service program and are looking to add more local organizations to the roster.

Please help the courts update the list with any San Juan County (all islands!) non-profit organizations that want or need volunteers to support their programs.

Defendants have always had the opportunity to volunteer at non-profit organizations to work off fines or imposed jail time. Courts may also order defendants to perform community service as part of a diversion or deferred sentence. The San Juan County Adult Probation Office maintains a list of pre-approved, local non-profit organizations that are willing to accept court-ordered volunteers, and this list is provided to those ordered to perform community service hours.

The obligation of the non-profit is to provide supervision and verification that the volunteer performed work with their organization. L&I insurance is paid by San Juan County for these court-ordered workers.

If you have any concerns or questions or wish to be on the list please contact:

Brad Fincher, Community Service Coordinator at P.O Box 1233 Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250,, or call 360-378-8208. The information needed will be the name of the organization, contact information, main contact person and the 501C(3) status and EIN number.