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Sentencing by the court may result in probation, which requires specified periods of time that an individual must report to a Probation Officer of this division.
Probation Division General Contact Information
3B District Court
125 W. Main St, P.O. Box 67
Centreville, MI 49032
Office: (269) 467-5541
Fax: (269) 467-5611
Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The probation department is located in the lower level of the District Courts Building.
Closed on County Holidays
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of programming can probationers expect?
A: Each probationer will receive individual programming depending on their charges and circumstances. The probation department uses programs such as:
- Economic Education Course and Embezzler’s Group services
- Anger Management and Domestic Violence Group services
- Alcohol Highway Safety Class
- Substance Abuse classes for drug and alcohol problems
- Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
- Sobriety Court is also offered to offenders who fit the criteria
- Community Service,
- Alcoholic Anonymous,
- Narcotics Anonymous,
- Celebrate Recovery, and
- Other various services that may be suitable.
Q: What types of aids do the probation officers use in supervising probationers?
A: Probation officers use a variety of methods depending on the charge and circumstances of the probationer. The 3 B District Court probation department does make use of alcohol and drug screening, vehicle immobilization, and language interpreters available with advance notice for non-English speaking clients.
Q: How much does alcohol and drug testing cost a probationer?
A: Cost vary, depending on the type of test being administered and if the test has to be sent out for confirmation results.
Policy for Reporting to Probation
- Please report on time for all appointments on the day scheduled for your appointment.
- An appointment may only be rescheduled in the event of an emergency (documentation required at next appointment after the emergency), or upon approval of the probation officer.
- Please give 48 hours notice for a request of a rescheduled appointment. You must speak to your probation officer directly to request an appointment change. Phone messages are not acceptable.
- Please arrange time and transportation for all appointments (work schedule, other appointments, or lack of transportation are not acceptable excuses.)
- Please consult the public transportation offered by the CTA if you do not have your own transportation. Phone number (269) 273-7808 or 1-800-964-5700 or the web site for St. Joseph County Transit Authority.
- The assigned reporting days are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
- The reporting times are between 8:30 am - 11:45 am or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.