Public Service Work Crews & Community Service

This program has been a true asset to the community both as a tool holding offenders accountable through public service work, and as an alternative to custody as part of the Community Justice model. However, although Public Service Work crews have become an expected component of Community Corrections, and are Court ordered, they are not required by statute and are not specifically funded.

Community Corrections has various contracts with local agencies to provide supervised Work Crews. The following are the results of some of those contracts:

Road Clean Up

The following are the results of road clean up for Klamath County Road Department.

  • 23 illegal dumpsites were cleaned up on Klamath County property.
  • 36 appliances, including washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, TV's, and computers.
  • 47 overstuffed items, including mattresses, couches, sofas, recliners, etc.
  • 69 syringes were picked up along the roadside.
  • 459 tires were picked up along roadsides and dumpsites.
  • 1047 workers, including supervisors, worked cleaning road easements and dumpsites.
  • 3450 large trash bags of litter was picked up and taken to the landfill.
  • 93240 pounds of trash, litter, and garbage was hauled to the landfill from the roadways.
  • A total of 148 days were worked to clean Klamath County roads.
  • A total of 157 crews worked, having 2 crews on some days.
  • A total of 8032 hours were worked on the roads.

Expressway

  • 404 large bags of litter were picked up.
  • 6280 pounds of trash was collected and taken to the landfill.
  • 7 tires, 10 syringes, 2 mattresses, 1 couch, and 1 TV were found.
  • 728 Man-hours worked, 91 workers (not including supervisors)
  • Expressway was cleaned 14 times last year.

Chemult Ranger District

The project is called the Pumice Grapefern thinning project.

  • 9 days were worked
  • 47 workers

BLM

The CS work crews have received projects from the BLM on O&C lands west of Klamath Falls near the Spencer Creek Cut-off road and Topsey reservoir. The project consists of clearing brush and small trees from the sides and ditches of the BLM roads, and trimming the larger trees for visibility purposes. Project information includes:

  • 17 crews consisting of a total of 106 workers
  • 17 days of work
  • 139 supervisor hours

Firewood Deliveries

Community Corrections has a senior-low income firewood program where we cut, split, deliver and stack firewood. Wood is purchased by Klamath and Lake Community Action Services and delivered by the CS crews.

Program Information includes:

  • 79 cords delivered through 40 wood orders
  • 154 workers, approximately 1432 hours

 Klamath County Property Sales

  • 1 day of property clean up (2 lots).
  • Outdoor clean up and weed abatement for 3 hours only in Bonanza.

Klamath Basin Senior Center

Snow removal-Shoveling driveways and sidewalks for low income, seniors, and disabled.

City Of Klamath Falls Projects

  • City Parks-OIT Arboretum weeding and clean up.
  • Weed Abatement - Cutting weeds for city owned properties in various locations in the city.