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Sheriff’s Weekend Alternative Program

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The Sheriff’s Weekend Alternative Program (SWAP) is a jail diversion program that aims to reduce jail population and affords non-violent participants the opportunity to keep the disruption to their life at a minimum. SWAP allows participants to maintain their employment, enrollment in higher education and presence in their home life while fulfilling their obligation to the court.

How it works

SWAP provides free manual labor services to municipalities, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Simultaneously, participants can learn transferable trade skills while gaining experience that can help them secure future employment or advance in their career.

SWAP is a day-for-day program; a participant sentenced to 45 days will report for 45 days of SWAP. Participants are required to work a minimum of two days per week, consecutively, until the sentence is complete. Scheduled reporting days and times vary by location.


Only judges can sentence individuals to SWAP. Approved participants sentenced to the program must call at least two weeks prior to their scheduled report date and schedule their orientation appointment. During the orientation appointment, participants receive the specific date(s), time(s) and location(s) of their sentence assignments. They also receive a copy of rules and regulations, and mandatory equipment.

A government issued photo ID must be presented at check-in.

Once an appointment has been scheduled, participants report on that day and time to:

Travis County Correctional Complex (map)
3614 Bill Price Rd.
Del Valle, TX 78617


  • Sentences of first degree felonies or higher, and other disqualifing convictions as defined by Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 42A.054.
  • High risk or late term pregnancies. A doctor’s release allowing strenuous physical activity will be required for ANY pregnant woman seeking to participate in the program.
  • Individuals with serious health problems.
  • Felony assault/s may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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