The Alamance County Community Service & Restitution Program (CSRP) of One Step Further, Inc. works with juveniles who are court-ordered to complete community service work. CSRP assigns juveniles to worksites where they can complete their community service hours or work to pay off restitution owed to victims. One Step Further maintains contact with the sites, court counselors, and families of the involved youth to track their hours and make sure they are completed in a timely fashion. If a juvenile owes restitution, they will be required to complete enough Community Service hours to pay the money they owe at a rate of $7.25 per hour. Once the hours are complete, the money they "earn" will be paid directly to the victim by One Step Further. The maximum amount allowed through restitution is $500.00 per client.
Who Can Refer:
Clients must be referred by the Juvenile Court system (i.e. Juvenile Court Counselors, attorneys, and judges) and Teen Court.
The CSRP target population is undisciplined and/or delinquent youth ages 7-16, referred by juvenile court officials and Teen Court, who have been court-ordered to perform non-paid community service and/or to pay victim financial restitution. CSRP participants are either court-adjudicated or on a diversion contract.
While obtaining improved social and behavioral skills, the program allows youth to work to repay the victim for the hardship they have caused providing not only restitution to the victim but also improving the youth's sense of self-worth, responsibility for their actions, and realization as well as correction of their wrongdoing. Improvement in these skills enables the CSRP participants to display more positive relationships with family, peers, and authority figures.
CSRP Goals are:
1. To provide an outcome-based program that enables undisciplined and delinquent juveniles to pay for their offenses and to acknowledge responsibility for their inappropriate behaviors.
2. To promote and support youth clients by emphasizing the impact that positive behaviors such as improved cooperation skills, respect, improved work ethic, applied safety knowledge, and listening skills can have on their futures.
Our administrative offices are open Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm, and Friday by appointment only. We also conduct intake interviews on Saturdays on an as-needed basis. Our work sites operate on different schedules that are explained during the intake process. We have sites that operate weekdays and weekends, and we try our best to accommodate the schedules of our clients.
Our administrative offices are located at 200 N. Main Street Suite 202, Graham, NC 27232.
We are always looking for new sites to make it easier for our clients to complete their required hours.
CSR Program Director, Alamance County
Francina Gullett was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Asheboro, NC. Since a young child, she has always wanted to help children. She received various academic and athletic awards throughout her schooling. In 2006, she attended Spelman College and studied Biology to become a pediatrician. Because of her devotion to her son, she decided to move closer to home and attend North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. There she found a passion for Psychology and changed her major to that with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
Francina began as a volunteer for One Step Further in 2013, working with GC Teen Court. Francina's natural ability to relate to teenagers and community mindedness made her a great asset. Francina believes in restorative justice and approaching the needs of children from a holistic view. She has devoted her life to eradicating juvenile delinquency and improving conditions for the socially and economically disadvantaged.
Francina is a single mom to one son and enjoys taking part in activities in her church and local community.