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 four programs designed to help the offender be a productive part of society by assisting them to continue their employment or attend school; support their family; maintain financial obligations or attend required therapy. 


  • 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 offender will be allowed to leave the jail to go to work and return when finished.
  • Multiple Offender Program (MOP) - This is an extension of GPS-monitored work release with court-ordered therapy. Most people sentenced to MOP have multiple alcohol violations and are required to attend alcohol therapy. This program may have a home detention component, but it must be authorized by the sentencing judge and must also be approved by CrossOver Counseling after certain criteria have been met.
  • Home Detention - This is a variation of GPS-monitored work release that allows an offender to go to work and then return directly back to their home.
  • 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).

Arapahoe Diverts the Mentally Ill for Treatment (ADMIT)

ADMIT is a detailed and specialized sentencing option to receive mental health treatment as part of an offender's sentence. 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.


If you still have questions after reviewing the Guide to Adjustment, please contact the ASP Front Desk Officer at 720-874-3302.

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.