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Community Service / Sheriff's Work Alternative Program

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Community Service / Sheriff's Work Alternative Program

The Yuba County Community Service Program is also known as the Adult Offender Work Program and the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program, which is designed to provide an alternative to incarceration for individuals who have been sentenced to serve time in jail for certain offenses. Participants are typically assigned to perform a variety of community service tasks, such as cleaning up public areas, maintaining parks, and assisting with non-profit organizations and events.  The program is intended to be a positive experience for participants, allowing them to give back to their communities while also serving their sentences.  It also aims to reduce the burden of overcrowding in the jail facility by providing an alternative for non-violent offenders.  The program is a valuable resource for the community and individuals alike, providing an effective way to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and strengthen our local community. 

Please review the links below for the following information:

How to Sign Up for SWAP / AOWP
Rules and Regulations
Sign Up Form

To sign-up for the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program, Adult Offender Work Program (SWAP/AOWP):

There is currently no fee to participate in the SWAP/AOWP Program.

You must sign-up in person. Sign-ups are every Thursday from 9am to 2pm, no appointment necessary, at the Day Reporting Center (DRC) located at 8 7th Street, Marysville (Corner of 7th St. & Yuba Street).  You must have a copy of your court paperwork (Clerk’s Minutes) and photo ID.

Out of County Transfers

If you live outside the Yuba-Sutter area and wish to transfer your community service hours, please send an email to  [email protected] .  Your email needs to include: your full name, phone number, address, case number and charges.  You will receive an email with additional information and requirements.  The SWAP Coordinator may need to speak to you by phone, please make sure your voicemail is set-up on your phone in case you are unable to answer the call and a message needs to be left.  You can also call the SWAP Coordinator at (530)749-5123 and leave a message with your full name, phone number, address, case number and charges.


Three areas of Community Service:

SWAP/AOWP on Sheriff’s Van

Day Reporting Center (DRC)

8 7th St., Marysville

7am to 3pm

Saturdays Only


Community service duties may include washing county vehicles, landscape maintenance, trash pick-up, help at various community events, etc.

SWAP/AOWP at Habitat for Humanity

202 D Street


9am to 5pm

Tuesdays through Saturdays


Community service duties may include stocking shelves, packing and unpacking boxes, cleaning, etc.

 SWAP/AOWP at Yuba Sutter

Food Bank

760 Stafford Way

Yuba City

8am to 3:30pm

Mondays through Fridays


Community service duties may include working in the warehouse, distributing food, etc.


*The SWAP/AOWP coordinator will be the person who assigns the place where you will perform your community service hours.


Timeframe to complete your assigned SWAP hours are listed below:


8-32 hours                 /  1 month to complete
40-64 hours               /  2 months to complete
72-96 hours               /  3 months to complete
104-128 hours           /  4 months to complete     
136-160 hours           /  5 months to complete
168-200 hours           /  6 months to complete
201-240 hours           /  7 months to complete
241-280 hours           /  8 months to complete
281-320 hours           /  9 months to complete
                                                          321 + hours                If you have over 320 hours the timeline will be discussed

                                                                    when you sign up for the SWAP program.


Three unexcused absences and you will be failed from the program.  Only medical excuses with a doctor’s note or a court date will excuse an absence, the excused hours will have to be rescheduled.  A minimum of 8 hours per week, 4 hours per day are required to be worked (unless you have a doctor’s note stating your limitations).