Probation

The 52-4 District Court Probation Department is responsible for the supervision of offenders placed on probation at sentencing, conducting of pre-sentence investigations/alcohol and probation violation hearings when a violation of a condition of sentence has occurred. The department uses a variety of programs, both county-operated and privately owned, to guide clients through their probationary period.

The probation department office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm. On site Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT) are available for a $5 fee, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:15pm.

In addition to the full and part time staff the probation department has been fortunate enough to have a strong volunteer probation counselor program. It was instituted at this court over thirty years ago and there is constant demand by citizens in the community to be a part of it. The counselors volunteer 1-2 days a month, assisting with case management and provide offenders the option of evening appointments.

The department also sponsors an internship program, accepting 1-2 interns from area universities per semester. The internship program is a 300 hour commitment and participants are trained in all aspects of probation work: case management, pre-sentence investigations and report writing, verification of community service and AA, and criminal history interpretation. By the completion of their 300 hours, an intern is qualified to be hired into any probation department.

The department also offers and operates several in-house programs:


Forms

Below is a list of the commonly used forms by the 52nd District Court 4th Division Probation Department:

AA Meeting Log
Court Community Service Work Agency List
Community Service Log Sheet
Monthly Report of Probationer Form
PBT Log

Additional Probation Forms can be found at the Michigan Courts website.