SCHOOL SUSPENSION PROGRAM (SSP)
In 2004, the Community Service Restitution Program developed a proposal intended to help the community by keeping juveniles busy during the time that they are suspended or expelled from school. In cooperation with juvenile probation, the School Suspension Program (SSP) was initiated as a consequence for being suspended or expelled while on probation. When juveniles are referred to SSP, they are generally placed on a City Parks Crew. On this crew, they work 6 hours per day for each day that they are suspended, cleaning city parks, streets, alleys, and parking lots for the use of citizens and visitors.
1. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Our clients are expected work on the Parks Crew each day, Monday through Friday, for 6 hours each day, until they are back in school or have finished probation.
Is there a fee? When do I pay it?
An administrative fee is due at the time of the intake appointment. If a client is unable to pay at that time, a payment plan may be discussed.
Where can SSP hours be performed?
Most juveniles on SSP work on a City Parks Crew.
How long will it take? How many hours do I have to do?
The probation contract specifies a minimum of 6 hours per day for juveniles on SSP, though they can do more than that if they choose.
3. VOLUNTEERING WITH SSP
The volunteer opportunities in SSP are generally office related; filing and data entry are the two most needed. There are also opportunities for work crew leaders with some training.