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Alternative Community Service (ACS)

Frank Rini
Manager, Diversion Unit


Pre-Trial Services
Address: 12500 Ardennes Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20852 |Telephone: (240) 777-5409 | Fax: (240) 777-5440

Hours of Operation    
Office Days Hours
Main Office Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ACS Work Crew Monday - Sunday 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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The Montgomery County Alternative Community Services Program is a criminal justice diversion program for adult offenders who have committed offenses and infractions against individuals or the community and who perform community services as a sanction. 

The primary mission of the program is to provide an alternative, meaningful and cost effective program in which offenders perform community service as a means to dispose of their criminal case, reduce financial impact to the court and the community.


Services Information

Alcohol Class Schedule
The information provided in the alcohol education class is an essential part of the overall effort to assist participants in abstaining from or using alcohol responsibly and in a law-abiding manner. A review of laws and penalties associated with drinking and driving are reviewed.  Participants are given information about alcohol abuse and addiction and ways to address identified issues in treatment and self-help group options. Certain participants are deemed required to complete the 3 hour class offered.

ACS Fee Payments
Pursuant to Montgomery County Code 13.27.01 and Montgomery Executive Regulation 14-08, the Alternative Community Service program (ACS) shall assess each client a fee for program services.  Fees for program services are reviewed by the Montgomery County Council under method (3), Code Section 2A-15, and subject to periodic change. Current Fee is $175.

ACS Workcrew Information

ACS Maryland Community Service Agencies

Probation Referral Form


ACS Staff Contact Information

Name Job Title Telephone
Frank Rini Manager, Diversion Unit (240) 777-5444
Maureen Warthen Principal Administrative Aide (240) 777-5409
Sonia Day Correctional Specialist (240) 777-5430
Robert VanDyke Correctional Specialist (240) 777-5432
Renee Henry Correctional Specialist (240) 777-5421
Eduardo Santana Correctional Specialist (240) 777-5429
Jamell Swader Correctional Specialist (240) 777-5447
ACS Workcrew Supervisors (240) 777-5436