The Court Services Division falls under the Corrections Bureau.

Court Services Division:
The responsibilities of this Division include the transportation of inmates to and from court, Bailiff assignments, courthouse security and the Work Alternative Program.

Transportation Unit – This Unit is primarily responsible for the movement of inmates to and from the Monterey County Courthouses. However, the Unit also transports inmates to state prisons, outside medical appointments, and will extradite individuals arrested in other counties or states who are wanted in Monterey County. The Unit operates a fleet of four buses and ten vans including a van for the disabled.

Bailiff/Court Security Unit – This Unit provides court security for the California Superior Court (Monterey County). The bailiffs are responsible for court security, assisting juries, maintaining the decorum of the courts, escorting inmates to and from court, and processing court remands.

Work Alternative Program – If you have been sentenced, by the court, to serve a jail sentence of 40 days or less, you may apply to serve your sentence in the WORK ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (WAP). WAP is an alternative to incarceration. To apply, you MUST CALL the office immediately after court, at (831) 759-7230, 759-7231, or 759-7262 to make an appointment* and provide the following information: name, days sentenced, surrender date, and case number. On the day of your appointment, bring your court order and the administrative fee (cash or money order). Acceptance in WAP is solely at the discretion of the Sheriff’s Office. Your eligibility will be based on the nature of your charges, your prior criminal history and your previous performance in WAP. This program
requires its participants to perform manual labor, such as picking up litter, general maintenance, and performing other such tasks. If you are not able or unwilling to perform such work, you may not be eligible for WAP.

If you are accepted in WAP, you must abide by the following program rules and policies:

1. Participants are required to work a minimum of 2 days per week (8 hours daily).
2. WAP operates 7 days a week. If weekend work sites are all full, participants will be required to work weekdays.
3. Participants must begin their program within 7 days of their enrollment with WAP.
4. There is an administrative fee to enroll in WAP.
5. Participants are not eligible to earn good time/work time credits in WAP.

WALK-IN EXCEPTIONS: Out of County Transfer ONLY Otherwise, please call for an appointment

Office hours: MON.-FRI. 8 AM – 5 PM
Closed: 12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM