Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community service opportunities are limited until nonprofits are able to safely open their doors fully for court related community service volunteers. We are striving to serve our clients to the best of our ability and capacity. The ACS program manager is continuing to work on managing existing cases and handle new client inquiries; however, the ACS process now requires more time to implement and complete. Please email your needs to and be patient, as we seek to provide the highest level of customer service we can provide at this time, and allow us up to three business days to respond.

Court Appointed Volunteerism at It’s Best

Alternative Community Service (ACS) is an option that enables court-referred and pre-trial (attorney referred or recommended) clients to perform community service in lieu of a fine or jail term and to enhance their reputation with the Court. We actively work alongside probation officers, attorneys, and court officials to provide the best possible service to achieve a successful outcome for the client.

Due to the Coronavirus, ACS appointments are temporarily suspended. We hope to resume in-take appointments as soon as possible.

How to Get Started

Participants* must schedule an intake appointment with our ACS staff by calling 703-246-3893. You will then meet with the ACS Coordinator to discuss your location, availability, and personal needs in regards to community service and pay the administrative fee. You will then receive your community service placement and begin completing your service.

After your community service has been completed, contact our ACS staff to receive verification of volunteer hours and additional details of your work with the agency. We will then draft court documentation for the referring entity (i.e. a probation officer, attorney or court official).

For more about ACS program, download a printable brochure.

*Program participants must be 18 years of age to be placed in community service opportunities. (Service recommendations may be provided for juveniles; however, we are unable to manage juvenile cases at this time.)