58th District Court

Sobriety Treatment Program

58th District Court
Program Coordinator
Alma Valenzuela
Phone: (616) 355-4314
Email: avalenzuela@miottawa.org

Judges
Judge Susan Jonas
Judge Craig Bunce

"Saving Lives, Reuniting Families & Improving Communities."

What is STP?

  • A program for individuals with OWI-II convictions.
  • Assistance to maintain an alcohol/drug free lifestyle.
  • A team approach for supervision.
  • Regular court appearances.
  • A combination of incentives and sanctions to change behavior.
  • Substance abuse treatment.
  • An opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes.

Who is eligible for STP?

  • Defendant must be an Ottawa County resident or residing within the Court's jurisdiction. Transfers are accepted from other counties as long as the defendant resides in Ottawa County.
  • The defendant must have a serious pattern of substance abuse or dependency.
  • The offense is alcohol or drug related or where the offense had an underlying substance abuse issue.
  • The defendant may not have serious mental health or medical issues which would impede him or her from completing the program successfully.
  • The defendant may not have a history of violent offenses.
  • All defendants who request entrance into the STP must enter a guilty plea to a misdemeanor or felony punishable by at least one year in jail. Preference is given to OWI-II and OWI-III offenders.

Why participate in STP?

  • Possible No jail or reduced jail.
  • Extended time to pay court fines/costs
  • Treatment for your substance abuse problem
  • Assistance with needs that your family may encounter.
  • Continuous support to help in your alcohol/drug free lifestyle.
  • Possible restricted license for OWI-II and OWI-III offenses.

How to participate in STP?

The prosecutor is the "gatekeeper" for determining who is legally eligible for entry into the program.
Attorneys, or potential participants, must fill out an application screening form and submit it to the prosecutor's office for review.

If the candidate passes the legal screening, the prosecutor's office will notify the Probation Department, who will then schedule an interview with the potential participant.

How will I be notified of acceptance or denial into the program?

The probation department will send a notice of approval to the defense attorney or defendant. The Court will also be notified to schedule a sentence date on the next possible opening, which could be within a week.

Review Sessions

Participants are required to appear in court on a regular basis. The number of times depends on the phase the participant is in. Review sessions for the Holland program are held every other Wednesday. Review sessions for the Grand Haven program are held every other Tuesday. Review sessions are open to the public.

Judge Jonas - Holland location - 10:00am - 11:00am ;  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Judge Bunce- Grand Haven location - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Grand Haven District Court
414 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Holland District Court
85 W. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423

2017 Schedule

Holland Review Session Schedule
January 11 April 5 July 19 October 11
January 25 May 3 August 2 October 25
February 8 May 17 August 16 November 8
February 22 May 31 August 30 November 22
March 8 June 14 September 13 December 6
March 22 June 28 September 27 December 20

Grand Haven Review Session Schedule
January 10 April 4 June 27 October 10
January 24 April 18 July 8 October 24
February 7 May 2 August 1 November 7
February 21 May 16 August 17 November 21
March 7 May 30 September 12 December 5
March 21 June 13 September 26 December 19

Participant Documents

Sobriety Treatment Program - Application for Screening
Sobriety Treatment Program - Home Visit Guidelines
Sobriety Treatment Program - Home Visit Guidelines Spanish
Sobriety Treatment Program - Participant Agreement
Sobriety Treatment Program - Participant Agreement Spanish
Sobriety Treatment Program - Participant Handbook - Holland
Sobriety Treatment Program - Participant Handbook - Grand Haven
Sobriety Treatment Program - Participant Handbook Spanish
Sobriety Treatment Program - MOU for Out of County Transfers
Participant Financial Obligations
Ignition Interlock Fees

Mail Application

For the Holland program mail or fax applications to:
Ottawa County Prosecutor
Att: Lee Fisher
85 West 8th Street, Suite 130
Holland, MI 49423
Fax: (616) 355-4336

For the Grand Haven program email or fax applications to:
Ottawa County Prosecutor
Att: Karen Miedema
414 Washington Ave,
Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Fax: (616) 846-8178



CONTACT US

Grand Haven Office

  • Jodi Salacina, Director
  • 414 Washington Avenue
    Room G020
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Phone: (616) 846-8162
    FAX: (616) 846-8172
  • M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Holland Office

  • Alma Valenzuela, Assistant Director
  • 85 West 8th Street
    Holland, MI 49423
  • Phone: (616) 355-4314
    FAX: (616) 392-2330
  • M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Hudsonville Office

  • 3100 Port Sheldon Road
    Hudsonville, MI 49426
  • Phone: (616) 662-6068
    FAX: (616) 662-6023
  • M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Ottawa County Jail

  • 12130 Fillmore
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 738-4084
    FAX: (616) 738-4088
  • M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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