Court Community Service (CCS) is a not-for-profit agency that arranges community service work for adult offenders designed as a quality alternative sentencing option responsive to the needs of the courts and the community. Referrals are placed in more than 300 not-for-profit and government agencies throughout Cuyahoga County, including housing programs, hunger centers, churches and social service organizations. Community service activities range from litter collection, landscaping and maintenance, to tutoring and data entry.
As a partner to the Cuyahoga Land Bank, CCS has supplied supervised work crews to perform exterior cleanups, moving, and landscaping at Cuyahoga Land Bank properties throughout Cleveland. CCS recognized its partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank in its 2018 Annual Report, stating “This successful partnership provides an efficient, cost-effective solution to maintaining these properties until they are demolished or sold.”
“The Court Community Services program offers offenders an opportunity to make positive changes in their lives, while greatly benefiting our community,” says Gus Frangos, Cuyahoga Land Bank President and General Counsel.