Community Labor Force


Sheriff's deputies watch over inmates pulling weeds and laying mulch.

The Sheriff’s Office Community Labor Force programs provide an innovative approach to incarceration and work release. Labor crews, consisting of well-screened offenders, provide necessary services to the county and taxpayer that include graffiti removal, blight abatement, county wide litter pickup, bus stop maintenance and overall beautification.

Offender participants are offered an opportunity to engage in meaningful work and develop employable skills. Program participants may earn Exemplary Good Time for their efforts, thereby reducing the incarceration period and the cost of incarceration to the taxpayer.

The Community Labor Force partners with other county agencies to provide landscaping services (on county-owned property), saving taxpayer dollars.

The Community Labor Force services over 300 bus stops and shelters located throughout the county by removing trash (approximately 680 pounds per day) and conducting light landscaping services. The Community Labor Force also removes graffiti from the shelters and performs general maintenance when needed. Community Labor Force inmates have been instrumental in graffiti removal at other county sites and assist in Fairfax County's blight abatement program. They also have helped remove tons of trash from the Mason Neck Refuge area.

For more information regarding the Sheriff's Office Community Labor Force, call 703-246-4509, TTY 711, or send an email.


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