Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP)


Colorado State Statute allows judges to sentence offenders in certain cases to an alternative sentence or program. The Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP) at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility consists of five programs designed to help the offender be a productive part of society.  As a part of ASP, the offender will be able to continue their employment or attend school, support their family, maintain financial obligations and/or attend required therapy. 


All programs require daily fees and Court approval does not guarantee acceptance into ASP. All programs require an application to be turned in prior to reporting and can be found on the website.

  • Work Release - This is a GPS monitored program that allows an offender to work up to 60 hours a week while serving time at the jail. The offenders will be allowed to leave the jail to go to work and return when finished.  Arrangements can be made for full time students and unemployed offenders seeking employment. Offenders are checked on in the field by ASP Deputies and must submit to Portable Breath Tests and Urinalysis on a regular basis.
  • Multiple Offender Program (MOP) - This is an extension of GPS monitored work release for offenders with multiple DUI violations and who are court ordered to attend specific DUI classes. Court ordered DUI Level II Education and Therapy is provided within the Detention Facility by The Offenders Group of Aurora Mental Health Center.
  • Home Detention - This is a variation of GPS monitored work release that allows an offender to go to work/school and return directly home when finished. Offenders are checked on at home and work by ASP Deputies and must submit to Portable Breath Tests and Urinalysis on a regular basis.
  • Weekender Program - This program allows an offender to serve their time in jail on their weekends to prevent interference with work. The maximum sentence for the Weekender Program is 15 weekends (30 days). Weekends must be served consecutively and must be one of these options: Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday/Friday, or Saturday/Sunday. 

Contact Us

  1. ASP General Information
    Available 24 Hours


    Sgt. Steve O'Brien

    Deputy Mike Mead

    Deputy Vic Thiret

    Deputy Josh Handlin

    Deputy Sergei Volkov

    Sr. Clerk Jessica Johnson

    Sr. Clerk Dawn McClelland

Arapahoe Diverts the Mentally Ill for Treatment (ADMIT)

ADMIT is a detailed and specialized sentencing option for offenders to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment as part of their sentence.  Space is limited and there are no fees associated with the ADMIT program.  More information is available on the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office website ( This information packet explains more about the ADMIT Program.

Program Details

The Guide to Adjustment is a booklet provided to each offender detailing the rules and regulations of each program and it will answer most questions offenders and attorneys may have.


The ASP Application must be completed and submitted to the ASP Office prior to an offender reporting for the program. The application, including the Stay of Execution (SOE; sentence start date), must be filled out completely.

Alternative Sentencing Program Fees

Sentencing Court must indicate “work release authorized in Arapahoe County” on Mittimus
Students and unemployed inmates on job search $12 + $5.10 (GPS fee)/day
Work Release Double the hourly rate + $5.10 (GPS fee)/day
Multiple Offender Program $12 + $5.10 (GPS fee)/day + MOP fees
$55 intake fee, $25 workbook fee, $30 per session
Home Detention $20.00 + $5.10 (GPS fee)/day
MOP In Home Detention $9.10 + $5.10 (GPS fee)/day
Weekenders $80 first weekend, $50 each weekend thereafter
Out of County offenders $70.00 + $5.10 (GPS fee)/day


Even though the courts may have issued written recommendation to participate in a program, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has final approval on all individual's acceptance on a case-by-case basis.