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Court Referred Volunteer Center (CRVC)

Overview

Through Court Referred Volunteer Center, Defendants Make Restitution to Their Communities

The Court Referred Volunteer Center Program (CRVC) provides Courts, Probation Departments, and Judicial Authorities with a viable option for community service as an alternative to fines and incarcerations for adults and youth who are convicted of infractions, misdemeanors or felonies.

CRVC enables defendants to complete their community service sentences by matching them to nonprofit agencies and their program needs. The program allows defendants to make restitution to the communities they have wronged, provides nonprofit agencies with volunteer labor and instills in the defendant a sense of civic responsibility and a better understanding of the consequences of violating the law.

The Court Referred Volunteer Center Program serves clients, agencies and courts through the following services. Please note: clients using these services will be required to pay a fee. For more information, download CRVC FAQs and CRVC Fees.

  • CRVC Court Offices process registration and service assignments for individuals that have been assigned community service hours.
  • The Hospital and Morgue Program is a three-part course designed to discourage recidivism by convicted DUI offenders.
  • The Volunteer LA Work Crew provides beautifcation services throughout Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley. Services include tree planting, graffiti removal, neighborhood cleanups, and support for large-scale community events.
  • Agency Relations is responsible for providing customer support to agencies and their staff to successfully manage and process the Court Referred Volunteers.

 

CRVC Court Offices

CRVC Court Offices process registration and service assignments for individuals that have been assigned community service hours. Please note: clients using this service will be required to pay a fee. For more information, download CRVC FAQs and CRVC Fees.

Are you looking for the Los Angeles Volunteer Center?  Please contact LA Works.

Chatsworth Courthouse
9425 Penfield Ave. L400A
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-827-3459
818-998-7029 fax
Parking: Free public parking is north of the courthouse.

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center – Temple
210 W. Temple St, 7th Floor, Room 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-620-1709
213-620-0921 fax
Parking: Pay lots are available throughout the downtown area.

Glendale Courthouse
600 E. Broadway Blvd. #111
Glendale, CA 91205
818-500-9553
818-500-9554 fax
Parking: The parking lot is reserved for employees only. Public parking is available for metered and unmetered street parking spaces surrounding the courthouse. Parking is not allowed at City Hall.

Metropolitan Courthouse – Hill Street
1945 South Hill Street, 2nd floor Window #9
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-743-5541
213-743-5543 Fax
Parking: Underground and above the ground public parking lots are available on the south side of the courthouse for $7.00 per day. Metered parking is available on the surrounding surface streets.

Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th Street West #3590
Lancaster, CA 93534
661-974-7576
661-729-6074 fax
Parking: Free public parking is available on the south and the east sides of the courthouse.

San Fernando Courthouse
900 Third St. #1028
San Fernando, CA 91340
818-898-7127
818-898-7125 fax
Parking: Free parking is available to jurors in the parking lot on the corner of 3rd St. and Macneil St.

Van Nuys West Courthouse
14400 Erwin Street Mall #103
Van Nuys, CA 91401
818-376-1071
818-376-1483 fax
Parking: The public parking structure is at 6170 Sylmar Ave. between Delano St. and Calvert St. (one block east of Van Nuys Blvd.). The cost is $6.00 per day, and the parking structure closes at 7:30 pm. The ticket booth is at the top of the ramp on the 4th level. Metered parking is available on nearby streets.

Hospital and Morgue

The Hospital and Morgue Program (HAM) is a three-part course designed to discourage recidivism by convicted DUI offenders. This program serves adult DUI offenders along with youth 16 and older. The program primarily serves persons sentenced by the Court; however, it is also open to the public.

The interactive curriculum includes classroom learning, videos and guest speakers. It also includes exposure – through video, testimonials and pictures – to the devastating consequences of driving while intoxicated. Download the full curriculum overview.

How to Enroll in the Program

If you have been assigned to participate in the Hospital and Morgue Program, please report to a CRVC Court office. You must bring your court order, picture identification and fees. Please note: clients using this service will be required to pay a fee. For more information, download CRVC FAQs and CRVC Fees.

Location and Hours

The HAM Programs are located at Volunteer Los Angeles, 1360 N. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028. If demand is sufficient, HAM classes may also be scheduled for other locations. You can call 323-450-5080 for the upcoming class schedule.

Court Referred Volunteer Work Crew

Our Work Crew program provides beautification services to nonprofits and government agencies on a fee-for-service basis. Volunteer LA’s Work Crew program operates Saturday through Wednesday from approximately 8:00am to 1:30pm (times vary depending on the project site location).

If you would like to hire the Volunteer LA Work Crew for an upcoming event or ongoing project, please complete and save the Work Crew Service Request Form and contact Gabriel Pereyra, Work Crew Manager at 818-908-5154 or by email at gpereyra@volunteerlosangeles.org. If you are not able to fill-in and/or save the form because of incompatible software, you can send by fax to 323-450-5081.

Agency Relations

The Agency Relations department has developed a meaningful way to have Court-Referred Volunteers complete their mandated hours while giving back to their community through our nonprofit and government partner agencies.

Agency Relations is responsible for providing customer support to agencies and their staff to successfully manage and process the Court-Referred Volunteers and serve as a liaison to ensure program policies and procedures are being met.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Service Agency, please contact Rafael Castallanos, Agency Relations Manager, at 323-450-5053 or email rcastellanos@volunteerlosangeles.org.

New agency and nonprofit partners must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a CRVC Membership application – Affiliated agencies are required to resubmit a new application every 2 years.
  • Sign Memorandum of Understating (MOU) – affiliated agencies must read and abide by all the requirements listed on the MOU.
  • Provide your agency’s 501(c)3-501(c)27 form to verify your non-profit, tax exemption status (other types of non-profit status do not qualify). The address on the 501(c) 3-27 form must match the address of the agency. (Government agencies also qualify to receive Court Referred Volunteers.)
  • Submit the mission statement of your organization on letterhead stationery.
  • Attend training – Supervisors must attend a 2-hour training session.