> >"Social Service" seems to work.. there simply is no actual word for it in english.
> Hmmm, I think that 'Community Service' would be a better english phrase. It's used to keep teenagers busy and to punish petty criminals (George Michael for example).
it's technically no punishment, but a requirement by law for any male over 18 here.
it does suck, is paid badly, and ruins lots of job chances.. so I guess it can qualify as punishment :P
> 'Social Services' is the name given to the organisation that looks after the good of children, olds etc. They're the people who are called in when a child is being neglected for example.
actually, that is just what we have to do here. the main jobs are caring for old people, working in hospitals, etc.