by Nick Delgado
Guam - Supreme Court Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido is hoping to forge a partnership with the private sector for their community service program. He spoke before the Rotary Club this afternoon in an effort to have them join in on the program.
He says currently they only have government and non-profit agencies utilizing the offenders in the program, adding that he hopes this outreach will benefit those looking for a second chance during their rehabilitation. "If these individuals realize and were made to understand that they show up to work on time, if they show diligence an dedication that after their community service that there may be an opportunity to get a job and hopefully these employers will have the opportunity to see these youth enterprising individuals," he said.
The program provides alternative means to incarceration of offenders, repays the general public for the expenses incurred incidental to the crime. In 2010, nearly 3,000 offenders conducted more than $200,000 community service hours through the program, which is equivalent to $1.5 million.