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Community Service Timetable

                  Community Service involves working at a program approved nonprofit organization to satisfy
                  debt(s) owed for court fees.  Community Service may be granted by the Court using the
                  following table:

                   Total Fines and Court Costs                         Hours of Community Service Required
                    $1 - $100                                     8 hours
                    $101 - $200                                 16 hours
                    $201 - $300                                 24 hours
                    $301 - $400                                 32 hours

                    $401- $500                                  40 hours
                    $501 - $750                                 48 hours
                    $751 - $1,000                               56 hours
                    $1,001 - $1,500                             64 hours

                    $1,501 - $2,000                             72 hours
                    $2,000 - $3,000                             80 hours
                    $3,000 - $4,000                             88 hours
                    Over $4,000                                 Hours to be Determined by Program Manager


                  Important Program Requirements:
                  Approved program participates may be eligible for the “Serve a Day, Get a Day” program at
                  the discretion of the Clerk.  Participants must begin community service hours within 30 days
                  from approval date, as noted in the mailed Notice of Program Requirement Letter.  Program
                  participants must serve a minimum of 8 hours per month to maintain program eligibility.  Failure
                  to work at least 8 hours in a 30-day period from the last service date, will result in an immediate
                  dismissal from the program.

                  Approved Program Partners:
                      •  Knox County Engineering & Public Works – Solid Waste and Recycling Department
                      •  Knox Area Rescue Ministry
                      •  Knoxville Lending Angels (Construction/Carpentry Skills Required)

                  Approved program participates will have the following timetable to complete the required
                  Community Services hours, unless otherwise specified by the program manager:

                    Total Fines and Court Costs                  Number of Days to Complete the Service Hours
                    $1- $500                                    Up to 180 Days (Six Months Total)
                    Over $500                                   Up to 365 Days (One Year Total)

                  Program applicants must receive approval by the Judge and Program Manager before beginning
                  Community Service hours.  Once the program participant has completed the total number of
                  hours they must submit one of the following:
                      1.  Letter of Completion on Nonprofit Letterhead detailing the number of hours that the
                         defendant has completed.
                      2.  A completed timesheet signed by the program participant's supervisor at the approved
                         program partner agency.

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