About the ProgramProject Insight is a community service work program that provides the opportunity for young people to perform public service work in lieu of other traditional sanctions. The youth are usually first time offenders who are guilty of delinquent behavior and have been charged with minor offenses.
Referrals come from the juvenile court judges, court service unit, intake officers, and occasionally probation officers. Youth are given the opportunity to make amends by donating time to non-profit work sites within the community. Work sites are recruited from government agencies and non-profit organizations.
In order to meet the state mandated nonresidential standards, three distinct programs were identified for Project Insight: Community Services Hours, Law Related Education I and Law Related Education II. All 3 programs are ordered in lieu of more traditional judicial sanctions. The referring party sets the number of hours youth are required to work and/or program assignments.