Probation Department

The Probation Department is located in the lower level of the 41A District Court Judicial Building.

Services provided by the probation department include: monitoring defendants ordered to reporting probation; community service placement and follow-up; conduct pre-sentence investigations; conduct substance abuse evaluations; and provide sentencing recommendations.  

The primary function of the probation officer is to ensure that the probationer is in compliance with the court order.

If probation is ordered, it typically is accompanied by conditions, fines and costs.  In addition to any specific terms of probation, standard terms include: no arrest/ticket for any criminal act; obtain permission to travel outside the state from the probation officer; notify probation of any change in address or employment status; and report as instructed by the Court.

 

Commonly Requested Probation Forms

Traveling While Under Probation Supervision



Probation is a privilege, as is traveling while under the supervision of the Court. Probation will not excuse any other conditions of your probation while you are traveling; you are required to comply with all conditions, including testing. It is recommended that if you cannot comply with probation requirements while you travel, that you save your travel for when you have completed your probation term. If your Judge permits travel and alternative testing, below are some suggestions to maintain your compliance. It is recommended that you speak with your Probation Officer at your regularly scheduled meeting regarding your specific circumstances.   

1) Contact the jurisdiction to which you are traveling and make arrangements ahead of time for testing. It is recommended that you speak with the actual facility in advance of your travel, to ensure that you have all proper documents and to make sure they can accommodate all testing rules as set by your sentencing judge.

2) If you are ONLY alcohol testing, you may request a device (i.e. portable breathalyzer or tether) to use in place of testing while you travel.

3) If you are traveling for THREE (3) DAYS or LESS, you may participate in "bookend testing," where you submit to a voluntary test before you leave to establish a baseline, and test at the next available test time immediately upon your return (using an ETG-Alcohol test and minimum Eight Panel drug screen).

Finally, you may write your sentencing judge for any other accommodations.

Community Service Work Hours

Community service work may be ordered as a condition of probation; as an alternative to fines and costs; or as a condition of a deferred sentencing. Community service hours must be completed a non-profit organizations. Hours must be documented, and verification on agency letterhead must be provided to the Probation Department of the Court prior to the due date. 

Agencies are pre-approved by the Probation Department, and lists are available below or in person from the Probation Department. If you would like to complete your community service hours at an agency not listed, you must first contact the Probation Department to obtain approval. Hours completed at an agency that does not have city approval may not be valid. 

Failure to complete your community service hours as directed will result in a notice of non-compliance to your Judge. 

Community Service Work Agreement

Community Service Log Sheet

Community Service Work Sites - Macomb
Community Service Work Sites - Oakland
Community Service Work Sites - Wayne: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3