Alternative Sentencing

Our Mission

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’s Alternative Sentencing programs offer an alternative for individuals to serve their jail time while remaining in the community.

Alternative Sentencing is a privilege, not a right. A person may only apply for Alternative Sentencing after the court grants approval to apply. You must then be approved and accepted through an application process by the Probation Department.