Alternative Sentencing - Ada County Sheriff

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Alternative Sentencing

The Court Services Bureau mission is to enhance our community through education, accountability, and dedicated service.

The Alternative Sentencing Program provides dedicated service to our community by giving participants the opportunity to pay their debt to society while cleaning up Ada County, remaining employed, and serving at a variety of non-profit organizations. Alternative Sentencing provides relief for the taxpayers of Ada County by reducing jail costs — and by giving participants the opportunity to repay the community while working and supporting their families.

Placement in the Alternative Sentencing Program is at the discretion of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

General Criteria:

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Participants can not have active arrest warrants.
  • Participants must agree to follow all rules of the program.
  • Participants must be court-ordered to “Options” or a specific Alternative Sentencing program.
  • Participants can not have any pending criminal cases.
  • People are not eligible if they have been removed from an alternative sentencing program during the previous six months.

Participants are required to meet with their case manager to sign up for their options – and can prepare by completing an application and bringing it to their initial appointment.

Application for Alternative Sentencing

General information on the Alternative Sentencing Programs, including cost and general eligibility requirements, can be found by selecting one of the corresponding program tabs on the site navigation.

Participants can contact the Day Reporting Center to set up their appointment.

Day Reporting Center
7180 Barrister Drive
Boise, ID 83704

Phone Number (208) 577-3460
Fax Number (208) 577-3469
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Day Reporting Center is closed on holidays

Work Release Center
7255 Barrister Drive
Boise, ID 83704

Phone Number (208) 577-3461
Fax Number (208) 577-3499
Check in time: 9 a.m.
Check out time: 9 p.m.