Alternative Sentencing

Alternative Sentencing Manager David Keenan

David KeenanProbation Manager David Keenan has been with the department for 16 years. His first job for the department was an intake officer at the Juvenile Detention Facility. He has since worked in Adult Field Unit, Court Unit, Alternative Sentencing Unit, Roseville Homeless supervision caseload, and is now a Manager of our Alternative Sentencing and Pretrial units. Additionally, he is a firearms instructor and a weaponless defense instructor for our department.


The mission of the Alternative Sentencing Division is to create and maintain community based alternatives that promote public safety, the use of evidence-based supervision practices, and the efficient allocation of resources.


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.

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

Adult Work Release 

Work CrewThe Work Release Program allows qualified applicants with a jail sentence of less than 45 days to serve their sentence by providing labor to public work projects and charitable/nonprofit organizations in lieu of jail time. Individuals are offered the option of providing meaningful labor to much-needed community service projects, while being able to maintain present employment, family relations, and community ties.

Participants are required to report to an approved work site two days per week. Those enrolled must work at least 8 hours in order to receive one day of credit toward their court ordered sentence. Participants receive good time work time credits on the program.

Electronic Monitoring 

MapParticipants 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.

Adult Drug Court 

Scale and GavelThe 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. The program aims to keep low-level drug offenders from crowding the courts and the jails, while addressing their substance abuse and rehabilitation. 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, 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.

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