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Alternative Sentencing

Who can use this service?

These voluntary programs are open only to minimum security/low risk inmates, as determined by the ASU staff.

The Home Detention Program (HDP) is available for inmates who are sentenced to twenty (20) days or more up to 364 days in the County Jail.

The Alternative Work Program (AWP) is available for inmates sentenced to twenty (20) days or less in the County Jail. 
 

What is the process?

Step 1: Application for HDP or AWP

An application for either the Home Detention Program (HDP) or the Alternative Work Program (AWP) is available in English on the County Sheriff's Office website. 

Additionally, an application for the HDP or AWP is available in Spanish on the County Sheriff's Office website. 

Step 2: Contact for More Information

For further information, contact the ASU coordinator at (805) 781-4635, available Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You can find more information about the Alternative Sentencing Program on the County Sheriff's Office website.

Is there a charge for this service?

Application $75.00
Home Detention $30.00 per day
Alternative Work $14.00 per day

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.