The AOWP is a jail alternative program which is administered by the Marin County Probation Department. California law allows an individual to receive one day jail credit for every 8 hours of manual labor performed for a non profit agency.
The AOWP program coordinator will assign a work site and the participant will work an 8 hour day in exchange for one day of jail credit. The cost of the program is borne by the participants and the work performed benefits the community, our local agencies, and the individual participants. The work is physical labor and all participants should expect to work an eight hour day. We do accept some medical accommodations for light duty work.
More information can be obtained from the pages listed below:
In the video, below, we answer some common questions about the program.