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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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:
Day Reporting Center (DRC)
8 7th St., Marysville
7am to 3pm
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
760 Stafford Way
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).