Community Service Projects
As part of each resident’s sentence at the Work Release Center, they are required to perform a minimum of thirty hours of community service. Community Service is also used as a means of control through potentially added disciplinary sanctions as well. If a special need in the community arises or a special skill set is needed to complete a project, a resident may earn a home pass as a reward for his service. Residents may also make a donation to a charity of their choice if they prefer at a rate of $7.25 per hour of community service hours they owe. This method offered to the residents has allowed several residents to maintain two jobs that they keep once they leave the center rather than lose an opportunity at additional employment to complete their community service obligation. This method also allows residents to personally give to a non-profit that they identify with in their community.
The Work Release Center residents built 5 doghouses for the Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome-Floyd County for their Pet House Auction. This nonprofit rescues dog and cats, providing them medical care and permanent homes. Click here for more information about this rescue organization.
Residents worked on the Pinhoti trail, assisting in clearing the trail to make it more accessible to hikers. The Georgia Pinhoti Trail is the longest hiking trail in Georgia and attracts hikers from all over the Southeast. Fore more information on the Pinhoti trail, click here.
WRC residents assisted with cleanup during the restoration of Vann Cabin in Cave Spring. This two story hand-hewed cabin was built by Cherokee Indians in 1810. Click here for more information about the history and restoration of this historic landmark.
Residents constructed a handicap-accessible ramp for a local church.
Residents assisted in the restoration of the Fairview School in Cave Spring.