§ 80.90. Definitions. As used in this Article: (a) Alternative Community Service means repayment of the general public for the expenses incurred incidental to the crime. Repayment shall be by donation of time by doing public service work at entities or for persons so as to benefit the general public which includes: charitable agencies, governmental subdivisions, educational institutions, the handicapped, the elderly, the ecology, the church of the offender's choice and any other agencies that the sentencing judge deems reasonably rehabilitative to the offender, however, no work service shall result in gain to any private individual or corporation, other than the defendant.Did the Church have any say in making this public law? It was Joseph Lastimoza who chose the church he wanted to have community service. It was the Guam Parole Board who ordered Joseph Lastimoza to do community service in the Dededo Parish. According to Guam's civil law, the Guam Parole Board did NOT need Archbishop Apuron's permission to allow Lastimoza to do community service in the Dededo parish because the law itself already stated that it can. The Church was INCLUDED among the LIST of institutions where a person can do community service. All the person had to do was choose the church.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Guam's Law On Community Service
According to Guam's law on community service (the bold is mine):