Work Release is a sentencing alternative that allows offenders to maintain employment while serving a sentence imposed by the court. Only sentenced offenders, with court recommended work release commitments will be considered for placement on the program. Offenders with detainers from other jurisdictions will not be considered for work release until the detainer has been satisfied.
The benefits of this program are that it allows offenders to provide for their families, receive necessary treatment or counseling and continue their employment, while serving their required sentence. Offenders are subject to drug and alcohol testing while on the program.
The Work Release staff works with both offenders and employers to ensure appropriate job placement. The Work Release staff also maintains an ongoing relationship with employers in the community to ensure accountability and to evaluate the offender's job performance.
The Work Release Unit welcomes approved licensed business that wish to employ offenders who are eligible for the Work Release Program.