The Probation Department is a service department of the 59th District Court, covering the cities of Grandville and Walker. The main Probation Office is located in the City of Grandville. Note: Most meetings will be at the Grandville Office; only on rare occasions will meetings with Probation Officers be in Walker.
The Probation Department enforces Orders of Probation, which entails a variety of conditions or requirements that the Judge has specifically ordered for an offender to complete or comply with.
Probation Officers assigned to each case work with the offender to identify underlying causes of the offense and refer them to appropriate agencies for further resources.
Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation results in a hearing in front of the Judge, at which time other penalties, including jail time, may be imposed. Note: Any person on probation or family member must contact their Probation Officer directly through phone: (616) 531-2690.
All mail should be sent to the Grandville address. Include probationer's name and case number.
Other responsibilities of the Probation Department:
- Working with victims
- victim impact panels
- Collection of restitution
- Targeting work and community service crews
- Enforcement of curfews & no contact orders
- Conducting alcohol assessments/ alcohol & drug tests
- Conducting pre-sentence investigations
- Supervision meetings with probationers