The Work Release Program is an alternative to more restrictive and more costly confinement. Participants pay restitution, child support, fines, and other court ordered assessments. Victims benefit when restitution is paid. Taxpayers benefit because it is less expensive than housing inmates at the jail. Program participants benefit because the program promotes responsible behavior, development of a work ethic, and maintenance of community ties, as well as allowing access to individual, group and substance abuse counseling. Participants also benefit by having an opportunity to build up the finances they will need when they make the transition back into the community.