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Ottawa County

58th District Court

Grand Haven | Holland | Hudsonville


 … dedicated to responding to the matters that bring you to the 58th District Court in a fair, courteous and timely manner. 


Chief Judge Bradley S. Knoll


Sobriety Treatment Program

"Saving Lives, Reuniting Families & Improving Communities"

Grand Haven  |   Holland  |   Hudsonville  |   Frequently Asked Questions  |   Participant Documents

Alma Valenzuela, Program Coordinator

(616) 355-4314

Grand Haven


Judge Craig Bunce

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

Review Times
  • Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
For the Grand Haven program, Email or Fax applications to:
  • Ottawa County Prosecutor
    Att: Lee Fisher
    414 Washington Ave, Room 120
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
    Fax: (616) 355-4336
Probation Officer

2022 Grand Haven Review Session Schedule

January 11
January 25
February 8
February 22
March 8
March 22
April 5
April 19
May 3
May 17
May 31
June 14
June 28
July 12
August 2
August 16
August 30
September 13
September 27
October 11
October 25
November 8
November 22
December 6
December 20

Holland


Judge Juanita Bocanegra

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

Review Times
  • Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am & 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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
Probation Officers

2022 Holland Review Session Schedule

January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
March 23
April 6
April 20
May 4
May 18
June 1
June 15
June 29
July 13
August 3
August 17
September 14
September 28
October 12
October 26
November 9
November 23
December 7
December 21
January 4

Hudsonville


Judge Judith Mulder

Hudsonville District Court
3100 Port Sheldon, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Review Times
  • Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
For the Hudsonville program Email or Fax applications to:
  • Ottawa County Prosecutor
    Att: Jay Tubergen
    85 W 8th Street, Suite 130
    Holland, MI 49423
    Fax: (616) 355-4336
Probation Officer

2022 Hudsonville Review Session Schedule

January 10
January 24
February 7
February 21
March 7
March 21
April 4
April 18
May 2
May 16
June 6
July 11
August 1
August 15
August 29
September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
November 7
November 21
December 5
December 19

FAQ

  • What is the Sobriety Treatment Program (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 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.
  • What are the program requirements?

      The defendant

      a. Must agree to cooperate with and complete a preadmissions screening and evaluation process as determined by the 58th District Court.

      b. Must be an Ottawa County resident, or within the court’s jurisdiction.

      c. May not have a violent criminal history or a felony weapon conviction.

      d. Must enter a guilty plea to a one year misdemeanor with the transferring court prior to program entry. Preference is given to OWI 2nd cases.

      e. Must sign a written agreement to participate in the Sobriety Treatment Program.

      *Transfers from other jurisdictions are accepted as long as the program is not at capacity, the defendant meets all requirements, and is an Ottawa County resident.

  • 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.

Participant Documents

Application for Screening
Participant Agreement
Participant Agreement Spanish
MOU for Out of County Transfers