Inmates currently in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and court referred applicants may be screened for participation in the Home Detention or Residential Reentry Center/Work Furlough (RRC/WF) Program. The County Parole program can be applied for after incarceration.

What are the differences between the programs?

RRC / Work Furlough
This center is administered by CoreCivic Inc.. This center allows the participant to work or go to school during their sentence. The center also has staff to assist with other needs such as housing, job searching, \ and other social services. Participants' daily schedule outside of the facility will be approved by their assigned case manager. Those assigned to the Work Furlough will be responsible for daily housing fees (see below). All participants' location will be tracked with an ankle worn GPS device.

Home Detention
Court ordered custody may be satisfied at an approved residence as an alternative to county jail. While serving a sentence on home detention, one is allowed to work, attend school, or go to medical appointments, etc…. All activities will have to be authorized by the assigned case manager while on the program. Extra activities are limited and will be determined by the participants' performance while on the program. All participants' location will be tracked with an ankle worn GPS device. Other adults in the residence must agree to CPAC rules. Alcohol monitoring may be required. There are program fees which are assessed by Sentinel Offender Services (see below).

Pretrial
The Court may refer un-sentenced defendants to the CPAC Home Detention program in lieu of bail. All pretrial applicants must be referred from the court in order to be considered. Home Detention referrals in lieu of bail must be stipulated on the defendant's Superior Court minute order. If a defendant is approved for home detention and actively on the program, they are still allowed to bail out of custody releasing them from home detention and CPAC supervision. Home detention pretrial participants must attend all court ordered hearings. If they fail to appear at a scheduled hearing, they will be disqualified from the home detention program and remanded to jail. All participants' location will be tracked with an ankle worn GPS device. Other adults in the residence must agree to CPAC rules. Alcohol monitoring may be required. There are program fees which are assessed by Sentinel Offender Services (see below).

County Parole
County Parole is an early release from custody program that is offered to sentenced inmates that meet the County Parole criteria. Sentenced inmates that are eligible to apply will be scheduled for a hearing with the County Parole Board. During the hearing the applicant will be given an opportunity to explain why they should be granted an early release from custody and what they are prepared do once released from custody and moving forward. Prior to applying, you must have served at least half your sentence. While in custody, submit a request to a correctional counselor for more information. If the applicant is on Home Detention or at RRC/WF, please call 858-614-7650 and ask to speak with a CPAC Correctional Counselor.

Fire Camp
The fire camp program is administered collaboratively by Cal fire and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In custody inmates that meet the criteria for Fire Camp may be screened for this program. An inmate must be sentenced pursuant Penal Code 1170(h) and currently in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriff. Participation in the program is on a voluntary basis. Inmates meeting the sentencing criteria may apply by submitting an Inmate Request form (J-20) to the Inmate Processing Division (IPD).

Frequently asked questions:

Where do I get a CPAC application (J-142 form)?

Out of custody: You can obtain an application from this site, any San Diego county jail, or contact the CPAC office. Call CPAC at (858) 614-7650 or email at CPAC@sdsheriff.org.

In Custody: Request an application from your housing deputy or correctional counselor.

How do you apply?

In or Out of Custody court referred:
You must submit a CPAC application (J-142) and a copy of your court minutes authorizing CPAC. You can either fax or email these documents to CPAC.

Fax number: 858-505-9757
Email: cpac@sdsheriff.org

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These documents must be received 14 business days prior to your report date to custody. After we receive both documents, you will be contacted by a CPAC representative with further instructions.

In Custody non-court referred:
You must submit your CPAC application to the correctional counselor at your facility. The correctional counseling staff will then forward your application to CPAC.

Prescreening offered:
CPAC does accept pre-sentencing applications reviews if approved by a San Diego Superior Court Judge. The defendant may ask the Court to be prescreened by CPAC. If the Court authorizes the prescreen, the defendant must be pre-sentenced, have a probation hearing and sentencing hearing date scheduled 14 business days or more from the time of the request is approved. This will allow the time for CPAC to conduct the prescreen application. After the application is reviewed, CPAC will submit a letter to the court indicating the denial or provisional approval of the defendant on to a CPAC program.

Prescreen applications (CPAC Electronic Monitoring application J-142) should be emailed to cpac@sdsheriff.org or faxed to (858) 505-9757.

Ineligibility Factors:

*** County Parole and Alternative Custody (CPAC) are the only personnel authorized to determine eligibility for the program. CPAC will consider the Court's recommendation. Each applicant will be considered on a case by case basis.

*** Those applicants who meet any of these ineligibility factors are generally disqualified and may not grieve the denial.

  1. Inmates/defendants sentenced pursuant to CA Penal Code 1170(h), Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), documented prison gang members and active state/federal parolees.

  2. If applicant was not arrested, convicted and sentenced in the county of San Diego.

  3. Inmates/defendants with open or pending charges, detainers or active warrants.

  4. A residence that does not meet minimum qualifications.

  5. Following current convicted offenses:

    • Murder PC 187
    • Manslaughter PC 192(a)
    • Vehicle Manslaughter PC 191.5, 192(a)(1), and 192(c)(3)
    • Mayhem PC 203 and 205
    • Kidnapping PC 207, 208 and 209
    • ADW on a Peace Officer PC 245(c) and 245 (d)
    • Arson PC 451
    • Grand theft firearm PC 487(d)(2)
    • Any of following sex offenses: PC 220, 261, 264.1, 286 (c), 286(d), 288, 288.5, 289(a), 311-312.3.
    • Any sex offense wherein the victim or presumed victim is/was under 18 years of age
    • All offenses which require registration under PC 290.
    • Any of following violent offenses: PC 12022(b), 12022.5, and 12022.7

    If any of the above offenses were committed in the past by the applicant they may be evaluated on a case by case basis.

  6. If the court has ordered or stipulated no CPAC, no Home Detention, no early release of any type, no alternatives to custody are authorized etc.

Required steps before acceptance on Home Detention:

  1. The applicant will be required to participate in a risk assessment interview with the Sheriff's Department's STAR Unit. The applicant will be notified as to where the assessment will take place.

  2. A residence check will be conducted. The residence check will be scheduled and the applicant must be at the residence at the time of the check, with the exception of those that are in jail.

    • Deputy Sheriffs, in full sheriff's uniform, will make contact with the participant at their residence. In addition to conducting a consensual search for contraband, deputies will give a brief overview of what to expect if accepted for Home Detention.

    • Every cohabitant over the age of 18 must sign a Cohabitant Acknowledgement Form. Cohabitants must agree to certain conditions in order for the prospective participant to reside at that residence.

What happens after you are approved?

Out of Custody Notifications:
The applicant will be notified of their acceptance from CPAC staff only and given instructions as to where you'll need to report for orientation.

In Custody:
The applicant and/or their cohabitants will be notified of your acceptance from CPAC staff and coordinate a date and time as to when you will be released from jail custody to home detention.

What happens if you are not approved?

Out of Custody Notifications: CPAC staff will make reasonable attempts to notify the applicant of their non-acceptance into the program. The applicant must turn them self in to the respective jail on the date and time indicated on the order.

In Custody Notifications:An email will be sent to the applicant via the inmate email system explaining why you are not accepted.

How do we monitor CPAC applicants?

You are also assigned a deputy case manager and a case manager at Sentinel or RRC/WF.

All participants will wear a Global Position System (GPS) ankle device with exception of the County Parole Program. This device is placed on the ankle from the first day you start a CPAC program. The device must be charged on a regular basis. If damaged or lost you could be liable for the cost of the device which is approximately $650.00.

If you were convicted of alcohol related charges, have alcohol related offenses in the past, or alcohol addiction problems, you may be placed on alcohol monitoring. If this device is damaged or lost you could be liable for the cost of the device which is approximately $975.00.

Tampering with or removing the GPS device, and/or leaving your approved confinement area without permission can lead to a Felony Escape charge, punishable up to six years in state prison.

Program Fees:

Home Detention: (Assessed by Sentinel Offender Services)

GPS device: up to $9 a day.
Alcohol Monitoring: $7 a day.
(All payments made to Sentinel Offender Services)
***Participants under 21 years of age shall be department funded.

Residential Reentry Center/Work Furlough:

RRC:

GPS Device: no cost.
Room and Board cost: no cost.

WF:

GPS Device: no cost.
Room and Board cost: $42.00 a day.
(All payments made to CoreCivic Inc.)

If there are any other questions regarding our programs, please contact CPAC at:

Contact Information:

Office Number 858-614-7650
Fax Number 858-505-9757
Email: CPAC@sdsheriff.org

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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday
6 am to 4 pm
Closed on County Holidays