The goal of the program is to provide a safe, productive environment in which offenders can perform functions beneficial to the community while paying off their debt to society for offenses committed.  Both the community and the offender benefit from such involvement, while the offender’s progress is closely monitored by experienced Probation Officers. The Westchester County Probation Department is responsible for all phases of probationer’s community service sentence.  This includes, but is not limited to, making appropriate placements, monitoring an offender’s progress, arranging for any changes or modifications in work assignments that may be necessary, and submitting reports to the sentencing courts. The program establishes and maintains a close working relationship with cooperating agencies that provide the working environments. Participants of the program who fail to complete their community service obligations are returned to court on a Petition for Violation of Probation.  Through the Westchester County Department of Probation Community Service program, carefully screened offenders are provided with a productive outlet to repay the communities they may have harmed while being closely monitored by experienced Probation Officers.  Both the offenders and the communities benefit, as does the taxpayer.