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​​​Phone: (310) 212-7997 — Click here to email Court Referral Staff

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List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Court Referral Community Service Program

Court Referral volunteers are interviews and matched with the needs of public and private nonprofit agencies. Court Referral volunteers are also further matched with service opportunities based on their availability, where they reside, and their offense. This service helps to alleviate overcrowding in jails and courtrooms. It also allows Court Referral volunteers to serve without interrupting the positive influences in their lives, such as employment, education and family life.  

Court Ordered Community Service Registration

To register, you must come to one of our offices with the following:

  • Court referral paperwork 
  • Photo Identification (ID)
  • Registration fee (Cash, Visa/MasterCard or Money Order): 1-50 hours = $40, 51-100 hours = $50, 101-300 hours = $60, 301 or more hours = $70  

A complete list of all our locations and hours can be found here. Any questions, please call one of the offices near you or email us at court-referral@volctr-sobay.org.

Hospital and Morgue (HAM) Program

The HAM Program is an alternative sentence or condition of probation for use in the sentencing of DUI, reckless driving, and related offenses. To learn more and find out how to sign up, click here.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Victim Impact Panel (VIP)

The purpose of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Victim Impact Panel (VIP) is to help DWI/DUI offenders realize the lasting and long-term effects of substance-impaired driving, to create an empathy and understanding of the tragedy, to leave an impression that will change thinking and behavior, and to prevent future offenses from occurring. At a VIP class, victims and survivors of substance-impaired driving crashes speak briefly about the crash in which they were injured and/or in which a loved one was killed or injured, and how it impacts their lives.

You must have court referral paperwork and pre-register to attend a MADD-VIP session at the Volunteer Center. To register for the MADD-VIP Program, come to one of our offices with your court referral paperwork, your photo ID and $20 (Cash, Visa/MasterCard or Money Order). Please click here to find an office location near you. Any questions, please call one of the offices near you or email us at court-referral@volctr-sobay.org.

For more information about the Volunteer Center Court Referral and Community Service Program or to sign up, please visit one of our six offices.