What types of programming can probationers expect?
Each probationer will receive individual programming depending on their charges and circumstances. The probation department uses programs such as:
Retail fraud groups and counseling,
Substance abuse groups and counseling,
Domestic violence education and counseling,
Narcotics Anonymous, and
Other various services that may be suitable.
What types of aids does the probation officers use in supervising probationers?
Probation officers use a variety of methods depending on the charge and circumstances of the probationer. The Kentwood probation department does make use of electronic tethers, alcohol and drug screening, vehicle immobilization, and language line to translate for non-English speaking clients.
Does the probation department perform alcohol and drug testing on probationers?
Yes. The Kentwood Probation Department provides onsite testing to its probationers and other probationers referred for testing by other courts.
How much does alcohol and drug testing cost a probationer?
Please consult the table below:
|2 Panel Drug Test||$ 5.00|
|4 Panel Drug Test||$ 10.00|
*If testing is required everyday of the week, this will be $20.00 per week
What are the hours for alcohol or drug testing?
The Kentwood Probation Department conducts alcohol and drug tests Monday through Friday. Testing is performed in the mornings from 8:00 am till 11:00 am and in the afternoon from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.
Do I have make an appointment for alcohol or drug testing?
No. Walk-ins are taken on a first come first serve basis. All charges must be paid at the time of service. Note to probationers from other courts: You must present a valid ID in addition to the fee before being tested.
What are the office hours of the Probation Department?
The Kentwood probation office is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, the office is closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
Probation Revocation Slideshow
The following slideshow is played at a probation revocation hearing.