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Alternative Corrections

Alternative Corrections Center

11/21/06 - The Alternative Corrections Center is now housed at the Whatcom County Interim Jail Work Center, located at 2030 Division St., Bellingham WA 98226, (360) 676-6909. See Map.

Applicants for Jail alternatives and Work Crew should report to this facility for all services. Office hours are 8-4 P.M., M-F.

Programs managed by the Alternative Corrections Center provide the courts and offenders alternate forms of incarceration. Each program is designed with specific goals and objectives to provide the following:

  • Identify and select participants who pose minimal risk to the community and may benefit from this form of supervision.
  • Offset the cost of correctional supervision by instituting fees for participants.
  • Establish specific supervision objectives and assist participants in meeting them.
  • Maintain intensive contact with participants.

Current alternative programs include:

  • Electronic Home Monitoring
  • Electronic Home Detention
  • Work Release
  • One Day Offender Program

Additionally, the Alternative Corrections Center manages five in custody offender work crews and three out of custody offender work crews. Offender work crews perform a multitude of jobs in the community including salmon habitat restoration, greens maintenance and litter pick up.

Additional Benefits:

For the year 2004, a total of 2,640 offenders worked 58,464 labor hours, accounting for 29,702 jail incarceration bed days, saving $826,670 in incarceration fees.

Location:

The Alternative Correctons Center is located at the Whatcom County Interim Work Center. See Map.

Address:

Alternative Corrections
Whatcom County Corrections Division
2030 Division Street
Bellingham WA 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6909