Efficacy of community service?
By Stephanie Johns
Madison City Councilman Michael Naples questioned the efficacy of community service during their Monday night meeting.
“There may not be enough for these people to do,” he said.
He said that when he worked at the library on weekends people would ask to complete their community service there.
“We found they couldn’t handle decimals or the alphabet,” he said. At the other end of the spectrum, though, was a girl who did an outstanding job helping library patrons on the computers.
Naples suggested council name a person for those completing community service to report to on Saturday mornings.
That person would coordinate with local agencies to match these workers with available work they are qualified to do.
No action was taken.
Printed in the December 13, 2012 edition