Alternative Custody Program

The Alternative Custody Program (ACP) is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility or a residential drug or other treatment program.

ACP participants remain under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and are supervised by parole agents while in the community. One day of participation in ACP shall be in lieu of one day of incarceration in a state prison. Participants receive credits for time served they would have received while incarcerated in state prison.

Inmate Requests for ACP

An inmate requests ACP placement by submitting an ACP Application and Voluntary Agreement (CDCR Form 2234) to the assigned Correctional Counselor II (CCII) at the institution; or mailing the form to:

Women and Children Services Unit (WCSU)
Female Offenders Program and Services (FOPS)
1515 S Street, Rm. 510 South
Sacramento, CA 95811

Note: The residence the inmate notates on their CDCR Form 2234, ACP Application and Voluntary Agreement, must be able to allow the prospective ACP participant to reside there until their Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD), barring any unforeseen circumstances.

If an inmate is requesting placement in an ACP Program, an acceptance letter from the Program must be submitted with the CDCR Form 2234. The ACP Program acceptance letter must include the inmate’s name, signature, CDCR number, EPRD, return mailing address, ACP Program name, ACP Program address, ACP Program contact number, and the ACP Program contact person’s printed and signed name and the date. The ACP Program acceptance letter must state acceptance to the ACP Program and guaranteed bed availability through the inmate’s EPRD.