About the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP)
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors authorized the Sheriff to establish a Work Release Program, an alternative form of confinement for low-risk offenders. The purpose of SWAP is to offer alternatives to incarceration. This allows the Sheriff to reduce overcrowding and it allows individuals to remain productive members of society.
Eligibility for SWAP
To be eligible to participate in SWAP, you must meet the following criteria:
Sentenced to 180 days or less of county jail time.
Have no pending cases
Physically fit to perform manual labor
Must be able to work one day per week
Must work 8 hours per day
Must have reliable transportation
Must have a physical address
Note: Sex-related and qualified felony charges are NOT eligible.
Signing up for SWAP
If you meet all of the eligibility criteria for SWAP, you may sign up to participate.
Contact the SWAP office at (707) 441-5113 for any questions. Sign ups and applications are available at the Jail Visitation Lobby, located at 901 5th Street, Eureka, CA. SWAP interviews are held from 1-8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Documents you will be asked to complete or review as part of the processing procedure include:
Revenue Recovery Agreement
SWAP Safety Guidelines
SWAP Rules and Requirements
What to Bring
When signing up for SWAP, please bring:
Copy of Court Minutes
Emergency Contact Information
Examples of SWAP Work
SWAP participants should be prepared and able to complete tasks like:
Cutting, splinting and stacking firewood
Feeding and caring for farm animals
Cleaning county vehicles
SWAP Office 901 5th St. Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 441-5113
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays