Alternative Sentencing Programs

Placer County offers a variety of Alternative Sentencing Programs designed to provide offenders the opportunity to complete a portion of their sentence on an appropriate program. Participants on Alternative Sentencing are able to retain their employment and attend evidence-based treatment services under the supervision of the Probation Officer. Offenders must report directly to the Probation Department located at the Santucci Justice Center immediately after sentencing in order to be considered for participation.

Placer County Probation Department 

The Placer County Probation Department provides Supervision and Rehabilitative Services to offenders, utilizing risk assessments, intensive supervision, and evidence-based programs including drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, and cognitive behavior programs.

Auburn Justice Center: 2929 Richardson Dr. Ste. B, Auburn, Ca. 95603 Phone: 530-889-7900

Bill Santucci Justice Center: 10810 Justice Center Dr. Ste. 170, Roseville, Ca. 95678 Phone: 916-543-7400


Adult Work Release 

Participants are required to report to an approved work site two days per week. Participants must work at least 8 hours in order to receive one day of credit toward their court ordered sentence.


Electronic Monitoring 

Participants are confined to their residence under G.P.S. tracking and may only leave their residence if approved by the Probation Officer. Participants receive credit toward their court ordered sentence while participating in the program. Participants may retain their employment and participate in educational programs or evidenced-based treatment during the term of the program.


Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) 

Provides continuous alcohol monitoring services to be utilized in conjunction with alcohol treatment. The SCRAM monitoring device is attached to the participant’s ankle and detects alcohol consumption through the skin. The combination of SCRAM and treatment provides a critical tool to promote a successful transition into the community.


Adult Drug Court 

The Adult Drug Court Program provides participants the ability to complete their court ordered sentence while receiving evidence based substance abuse treatment. Through the assessment process, participants will complete residential programming, transitional services, and regular court hearings. Research suggests the program aims to keep low-level offenders who have drug problems from crowding the courts and the jails, but has also made an impact on the rehabilitation of higher risk offenders. The program is a joint effort among the Placer County Courts, the Placer County District Attorney, the Placer County Adult System of Care, the Public Defender's Office, the Placer County Sheriff's Department, and the Placer County Probation Department. Each of the tracks is designed for drug-addicted defendants who are facing charges related to drug use. Tracks I and II are deferred entry-of-judgment programs; charges are dismissed following the individual's successful completion of the contract.