Court Fine Alternatives
The Fine Alternatives program was designed by the court system. Rather than having low-income people directly pay costly legal fines and fees, CAP gives them the opportunity to work with a non-profit agency in order to pay their debts. When people have fines to pay, they bring in the court ordered hours they need to work off and assigned to an insured agency, which protects workers in case of injury on the job. Many are placed at one of the seven CAP Emergency Food Pantries closest to where they live. Some are from out-of state, and may have from anywhere between 10 and 1000 hours to work off. Types of responsibilities of service workers include: answering phones, putting food boxes together, cleaning, assisting with the pick-up and delivery of food at the Food Bank, and picking up donated furniture. The program not only provides opportunities to alleviate individual burdens, but also renders important services to the community.
For more information call (801)359-2444