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Work Release Program

The Work Release program is currently suspended indefinitely as the Ada County Sheriff’s Office is helping to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Anyone with questions should call 208 577-3460.

The Ada County Work Release program allows participants to continue their employment while serving time in the Community Transition Center. Participants return to the Community Transition Center after each day of work.

Eligibility requirements for the Work Release Program

  • Participants must be court-ordered to “All Options” or “Work Release”
  • Participant must be currently employed
  • Participants may be placed on electronic monitoring at the discretion of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office
  • Participants’ employment must meet the following criteria:
    • Job sites must be within a 50-mile radius of the Community Transition Center and within the State of Idaho
    • Participants may not work more than 16 hours per day
    • The Ada County Sheriff’s Office must be able to verify employment and be allowed to perform on-site job checks
    • Employers must be registered with the State of Idaho and/or have, the appropriate state, county, or city business license
    • Participant must receive reported income
    • Participants must follow all work site guidelines outlined in the Work Release contract and the Community Transition Center handbook