Step Forward

Step Forward

​Pretrial - Sentenced - Felony - Misdemeanor **PA511 Eligible Charges**

Program Information

Oakland County Community Corrections Division, in collaboration with the Community Mental Health, offers an extensive array of program services for offenders. Step Forward utilizes the day reporting center concept and is designed to accommodate offenders and their work shifts while ensuring public safety through intensive supervision services. The program is open in two locations to serve northern and southern Oakland County, Monday through Friday, providing the following services:

  • Substance Abuse groups (Stages of Change I and II)
  • Case Management services
  • Women Support group
  • Dual Diagnosis group
  • Cognitive Restructuring groups (Thinking Matters)
  • Domestic Violence groups
  • Young Male Offenders groups
  • Anger Management groups
  • Experiental Learning groups
  • Career Connections Employment group
  • REDI (Responsibly Exploring Driving Impaired)

Offenders need to be charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or non-violent felony offense. Prior to entry in the program offenders must be seen by the by the Step Forward Intake and Assessment Unit. A standardized screening and assessment tool, COMPAS in conjunction with a personal interview will determine final eligibility.

Ineligible PA511 Felony Offenses


Due to the diverse programming offered various charges may be appropriate, however individual supervision and treatment plans are based on the offenders risk and needs and not by charge alone

  • A $25 fee for clients are eligible for Step Forward services is due at the Step Forward Intake appointment
    • Payments made at either of our locations (Pontiac or Troy) must be made with a money order payable to OCCCD
    • Or Pay Online* (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express)
  • Clients enrolled in Domestic Violence are required to pay a $25 per session
  • Clients enrolled in Anger Management only (and not receiving other Step Forward services) are required to pay a $25 enrollment fee
    • Payments made at either of our locations (Pontiac or Troy) must be made with a money order payable to OCCCD
    • Or Pay Online* (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

*Note that online payments are subject to an Enhanced Access Fee


  • Waterford (Main) Office
    250 Elizabeth Lake Road, Suite 1520
    Pontiac, MI 48341
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    Phone: 248-451-2310
    Fax: 248-451-2349
  • South Oakland Troy Office
    1151 Crooks Road
    Troy, MI 48084
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    Phone: 248-655-1260
    Fax: 248-655-1281 

**Further information can be provided by calling 248-451-2310**