The Alternative Sentencing Program allows offenders the opportunity to maintain their employment and / or education / treatment. These programs are carefully supervised and include monetary fees, which shall be determined by a case assessment. The Work Search Program provides the offender the opportunity to search for employment while serving a jail sentence and must be authorized by the court. The Work Search Program is an extension of the Work Release Program and is allowed only when bed space is available. Even though the courts may have issued written recommendation to participate in a program, the Denver Sheriff’s Department has final approval on all individual’s acceptance on a case by case basis.
Only those individuals who have been referred by the court should complete the Alternative Sentencing Programs application. Applications cannot be completed more than one week prior to the defendant’s remand date.
What to Expect:
- The participant will be required to have electronic monitoring
- Participants in the program will be subject to random alcohol and drug tests
- Participants in the program will be allowed to work if employed, but physical job search is not allowed
- A uniformed deputy will make random, unannounced home and job site checks