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Questions? Call (310) 212-7997 or email Court Referral Staff

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Court Ordered Community Service Registration Become an Approved Agency for Court Referral Volunteers
Hospital and Morgue (HAM) Program Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Victim Impact Panel (VIP)
Comments and Reviews About Our Programs Office Location and Contact Information

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):
  Hours Fee  
  1-20 hours $40  
  21-50 hours $45  
  51-100 hours $55  
  101-300 hours $60  
  301-500 hours $85  
  501 or more hours $100  

A complete list of all our locations and hours can be found here. Questions? Please call one of our offices near you or email us at court-referral@volctr-sobay.org.

Become an Approved Agency for Court Referral Volunteers:

Any agencies that are interested in becoming a part of our Court Referral Community Service (CRCS) Program should contact our Agency Relations Manager at (310) 212-7997. Agencies must go through a screening process to determine eligibility.

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. Questions? Please call one of our offices near you or email us at court-referral@volctr-sobay.org.

Comments and Reviews About Our Programs

"The staff was very helpful from the first day I registered to the day I completed my community service hours. They found a location closer to home and they worked with me because I did not have any transportation."

"Thank you for hiring quality staff! They make our lives easier."

"I highly recommend this office. The lady was very professional and thorough with the assignment. I thought the process was going to be more complex but, no, it was quick and easy."

"The clerk was very informative and prompt. Always does an AWESOME JOB."

"After calling several offices in LA County, I was glad to know the South Bay had reasonable prices in comparison to the rest."

"The staff is very professional, personable and friendly."

"I really appreciated the site where I was assigned. I had a wonderful experience with the staff and my site."

"The employees are very helpful. They are awesome!"

"I was hesitant to come and sign up because of some google reviews, but at the end I was very satisfied with the service."

"The staff was great! Informative and courteous service."


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