Sobriety Treatment Program
"Saving Lives, Reuniting Families & Improving Communities."
Alma Valenzuela, Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 355-4314
Judge Craig Bunce
Grand Haven District Court
414 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Phone: (616) 846-8268
|2019 Grand Haven Review Session Schedule|
|January 8, 2019||January 22, 2019|
|February 5, 2019||February 19, 2019|
|March 5, 2019||March 19, 2019|
|April 2, 2019||April 16, 2019|
|April 30, 2019||May 14, 2019|
|May 28, 2019||June 11, 2019|
|June 25, 2019||July 9, 2019|
|July 23, 2019||August 6, 2019|
|August 13, 2019||September 3, 2019|
|September 17, 2019||October 1, 2019|
|October 15, 2019||October 29, 2019|
|November 12, 2019||November 26, 2019|
|December 10, 2019||December 17, 2019|
Judge Susan Jonas
Holland District Court
85 W. 8th St.
Holland, MI 49423
Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00 am &
Wednesdays 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
|2019 Holland Review Session Schedule|
|January 9, 2019||January 23, 2019|
|February 6, 2019||February 20, 2019|
|March 6, 2019||March 20, 2019|
|April 3, 2019||April 17, 2019|
|May 1, 2019||May 15, 2019|
|May 29, 2019||June 12, 2019|
|June 26, 2019||July 10, 2019|
|July 24, 2019||August 7, 2019|
|August 28, 2019 (3 weeks)||September 11, 2019|
|September 25, 2019||October 9, 2019|
|October 16, 2019 (one week)||October 30, 2019|
|November 13, 2019||November 27, 2019|
|December 11, 2019||December 18, 2019|
Judge Judith Mulder
Hudsonville District Court
3100 Port Sheldon, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Phone: (616) 662-6077
|2019 Hudsonville Review Session Schedule|
|January 7, 2019||January 21, 2019|
|February 4, 2019||February 18, 2019|
|March 4, 2019||March 18, 2019|
|April 1, 2019||April 15, 2019|
|April 29, 2019||May 13, 2019|
|May 20, 2019||June 10, 2019|
|June 24, 2019||July 8, 2019|
|July 22, 2019||August 5, 2019|
|August 19, 2019||August 26, 2019|
|September 16, 2019||September 30, 2019|
|October 14, 2019||October 28, 2019|
|November 11, 2019||November 25, 2019|
|December 9, 2019||December 23, 2019|
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 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.
What are the program requirements?
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.
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.