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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
avalenzuela@miottawa.org
Phone: (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: Jon Scheuerle
414 Washington Ave, Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Fax: (616) 846-8178

Probation Officer:
Kendra Sheffield
ksheffield@miottawa.org
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

Holland

Judge Susan Jonas

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

Review Times
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

Probation Officers:
Leticia Gonzalez-Ortiz
lgonzalez-ortiz@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 355-4352

Kevin Rahn
krahn@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 355-4348

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
(one week)

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:
Tracey Lehnen
tlehnen@miottawa.org
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 26, 2019
(3 weeks)
September 16, 2019
(3 weeks)
September 30, 2019 October 14, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 11, 2019
November 25, 2019 December 9, 2019
December 23, 2019  

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