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Court Ordered Work Program

Human Services

Court Ordered Work Program

San Mateo County Probation Department

Places juveniles and adults in uncompensated community service work assignments with nonprofit agencies.


Places juveniles and adults who are residents of San Mateo County in uncompensated community service work assignments with nonprofit agencies. Such work is ordered by a probation officer or any of the San Mateo County Courts, including Traffic Court, or any court outside the jurisdiction of San Mateo County sentencing a county resident, as the result of a direct sentence or as a condition of either Court, Traffic Commissioner or supervised probation with the dates for completion set by the judge or probation officer. Assignments include a wide variety of tasks, including clerical, tutorial, general maintenance, painting, gardening, carpentry, auto body and metal work. Community service agencies must be nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status in order to utilize probationers through this program. Agencies may contact this office to request placements, and the staff will make every effort to match individual's skills and abilities with the requirements of the particular position.


Public Transit:

Not necessary for service.
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.4881077 -122.2309704 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish



$35 sliding scale fee for adults. No fee for juveniles. Checks and money orders accepted.


Adult or juvenile county residents assigned by courts and probation officers of any jurisdiction to perform public service work


Court referral

How to Apply:

Court order, probation officer order or transfer from another county or state necessary for application.

Service Wait Estimate:

2-3 weeks upon receipt of court order.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County