If you are scheduled for an assessment, you will be contacted at your scheduled time by a Probation Officer to complete it over the phone.
All probationers will report via phone, mail or email until further notice. You may complete your regular monthly report via email by downloading a copy of the Probation Monthly Report (see below) and emailing it to us prior to your scheduled report day. If you do not, you will receive a phone call on your scheduled report day. Probationers may contact their officers by phone/voicemail at (586) 446-2565, or email Officer Gadioli or Officer Finkel with probation questions.
While the CDC recommendations of social distancing remain in effect, please be aware that the Probation Department is working with vendors to allow probationers to maintain a safe distance while still complying with orders of probation. Certain classes may be cancelled until April 13th or later; you will not be held in violation for a class cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, testing sites are taking measures to ensure complete sanitation. Proper hand-washing is always recommended. The Probation Department has discretion to waive some oversight costs if you lose your job or switch to unemployment during this outbreak; please email us for more information.
If you are in need of a support group meeting but are trying to avoid crowds, please visit InTheRooms.com or call Pause A at (425) 436-6360, Access #422932 at 2PM everyday.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional concerns.
The Probation Department is responsible for monitoring all reporting probation cases originating from the Sterling Heights division of the 41-A District Court. It is located in the lower level of the 41A District Court Judicial Building on Dodge Park in Sterling Heights.
The Probation Department of the Shelby Division of the 41-A District Court, located at 24 Mile Road and Van Dyke in Shelby Township, may be reached at (586) 739-7325, prompt #8.
Services provided by the Probation Department include: monitoring defendants ordered to reporting and non-reporting probation; community service placement and follow-up; conducting pre-sentence investigations, including substance abuse and domestic violence evaluations; appearances at court hearings; and providing 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: 1. Do not violate any law of any unit of government. No arrest/ticket for any criminal activity while on probation. 2. Obtain permission to travel outside the state from the probation officer or Court. 3. Notify the Court/Probation of any change in address or employment status; and 4. Report as instructed by the Court. Specific conditions of probation may be addressed with the Probation Officer at the time of your report.
Probation Officers are accessible via email at any time. Please see the Staff Directory for updated email information.
Commonly Requested Probation Forms
- Reporting Probation Travel Request (Word) Form may be printed and submitted via mail, email as an attachment, fax, or in-person at the front counter of the Probation Department (Monday-Friday)
- AANA Attendance Form (PDF): This form is for tracking attendance at support groups. Contact information is included on top of sheet.
- PBT Breathalyzer Sheet (PDF)
- Probation Monthly Report (PDF)
- Reporting Instructions (PDF)
- Basic Information Questionnaire (PDF) for presentence evaluations and investigations
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are traveling for FOUR (4) DAYS or LESS, you may participate in "bookend testing," where you submit to a voluntary test at your designated facility 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).
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
The 41-A District Court has computer-based monitoring available as a tool for low-risk offenders in lieu of traditional in-person reporting. In order to participate in a computer-based monitoring program, it must be ordered as a condition of reporting probation, non-reporting probation, or delayed sentencing. The Court may also utilize this type of reporting tool for pre-trial monitoring or for additional monitoring of reporting probationers.
If you are ordered to Macomb Community Corrections, you may contact the office at (586) 307-9443 with questions.
If you are ordered to Court Works, it may be accessed via this website: http://courtworks.com
If you have lost your username and passcode, you may email Officer Gadioli for information on how to regain entry to the system.