Community Service

Community service at MVJRC means projects outside the scope of the youths’ daily responsibilities to maintain and care for all spaces within the facility. Some of the projects include work in local parks, carpet cleaning and grounds keeping for the Juvenile Court.

Two community service initiatives are “Go Green” and "Garden Club." MVJRC is partnered with the Greene County Department of Environmental Services and the Juvenile Court to develop and manage "Go Green" a comprehensive recycling program for the entire Juvenile Justice Complex, that will aid in services provided by the Recycling Center.

The “Garden Club” maintains a vegetable garden. The garden is worked by staff and youth with the assistance of other county agencies, business and private donors, and volunteers. The produce is donated to the Xenia Community Food Pantry. This program includes an educational component; a master gardener associated with the OSU Greene County Extension Office teaches a home gardening course annually as part of the life skills curriculum.

Some youth are able to earn credit towards court ordered restitution and community service obligations for services performed while in placement.