Community Service Program



Recovery Resources partners with Pitkin County to facilitate the Useful Public Service Program (UPS). UPS is a program that monitors court-ordered community service hours and reports to the courts on the completion, or non-compliance of hours. The program is self-funded by the fees paid by the defendants to perform their hours.

How it works

A defendant is sentenced in court, and the judge may have ordered him/her to perform a required amount of hours. The defendant must pay a useful public service fee.

The defendant must then sign up with this program to perform his/her hours. Hours must be performed at a worksite assigned by this program. Many non-profit agencies, churches, senior programs, and government offices are available as worksites within every community in the county. If a defendant does his/her hours without signing up with this program or does the hours at a worksite that is not authorized, the hours will not be accepted.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Defendant is sentenced and ordered to perform useful public service hours as part of his/her sentence.

  2. The defendant must register with this office to be assigned a worksite.

  3. Defendant is given paperwork to take to the assigned worksite. It is up to the defendant to schedule his/her own hours with the assigned worksite and work as scheduled. The worksite supervisor will monitor hours worked.

  4. Once all hours are completed, the worksite supervisor will sign paperwork. The defendant is then responsible for returning all paperwork to this office.

  5. This office will verify hours worked and report to the court upon completion of hours.

  6. If hours are not completed by the due date, a complaint is submitted to the court for non-compliance. A hearing will be scheduled for the defendant to appear before the judge. Defendant may be give an extension or be advised on the violations.


Korissa Hoover, BA, CACII
UPS Coordinator
100 Elk Run Drive, Suite 221
Basalt, CO 81621

Program Costs

Intake - $84 credit card, $80 cash
Program Extension - $22 credit card, $20 cash