Work Release Program
What is the Work Release Program?
The Work Release program is a partial confinement program for offenders to continue their employment or transition back into society. The program is a partnership between the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Department of Corrections, also referred to as DOC.
Offenders are monitored while out of the facility by a Department of Corrections Officer or a Clark County Corrections Deputy. Regular visits to each offender's place of employment and random telephone checks with employers and supervisors at the job sites are conducted.
Work Release Program Requirements
Offenders are to be drug and alcohol free while in the Work Release program. They are given random urinalysis drug screen tests and Alco-Sensor tests to ensure this.
Restitution and fine payments to the courts are required from offenders in the Work Release program.
Offenders are responsible for the cost of outside medical services, counseling and chemical dependency treatment services or evaluations.
Offenders are assessed a daily room and board fee.
Programs for Offenders
Qualified offenders may participate in the following programs while in Work Release:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- In-patient and out-patient Chemical Dependency treatment
- Victim Awareness
- Job hunting
- Moral Reconation Therapy (M.R.T.)
- Anger Stress Management
- Parenting Classes
For Clark County offenders, Work Release is a sentencing alternative which permits qualified offenders to continue their employment while still serving their sentences in a controlled environment.
Local courts refer offenders eligible for the program to Work Release staff for screening.
County Work Release Offender Mail
Work Release county offender mail should be addressed as follows:
Name & CFN #
PO Box 1147
Vancouver, WA 98666
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Work Release prepares State Department of Corrections offenders transition back into the community by obtaining suitable employment and housing prior to the completion of their sentence. Offenders who are in prison, may apply for the Work Release program after they have satisfied a portion of their sentence.
All offenders from the prison system are screened by a local committee comprised of four citizen volunteers as well as representatives from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Department of Corrections and the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The committee reviews each applicant taking into consideration public safety issues and individual offender's needs.
A Department of Corrections employment counselor monitors and assists State offenders while they are seeking employment.
State Work Release Offender Mail
Work Release state offender mail should be addressed as follows:
Name & DOC #
PO Box 61447
Vancouver, WA 98666