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Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

Please check back regularly for updates.  

SWAP will be reopening at our 31st street location for participants to report to work and register.  We will add locations as we scale up.  Per Sheriff’s policy, Participants whether vaccinated or not will be required to wear masks while on County property or in County vehicles.  

We have SWAP personnel at the following offices to answer questions:

31st Street       773-674-0715   7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  

Daley Center:  312-603-2480   8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Maywood:       708-865-6510   8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

What is SWAP?

The Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) was established to reduce jail overcrowding by providing an alternative to incarceration.

Judges sentence non-violent offenders to SWAP. This allows them to perform community service instead of serving time. SWAP provides labor to municipalities, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

Supervised by sheriff’s deputies, SWAP crews perform a variety of public works projects such as cleaning parks, viaducts and streets seven days a week.

How do I register for SWAP?

Offenders sentenced to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program must call a SWAP office (312) 603-2480 or (708 865-6510) within 72 hours to be referred to a SWAP Registration Office. Registration at a SWAP office should be completed within 30 days from Court date.

Masks must be worn while on County property.  Participants will receive a copy of all rules and regulations and working schedules at their orientation session.

Documents required to register:

  • Court Order
  • Picture I.D.
  • Full time students must bring a current student I.D.

SWAP Registration Office & Hours (Please call before coming in)

SWAP Headquarters – 31st & California
2828 W. 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(773) 674-0715

Daley Center Traffic Court
50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Corner of Clark and Washington
Lower Level – Room 11

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Maywood Courthouse
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, IL 60153

Lower Level – Room LL083

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.