The Probation Department serves the cities of Grandville and Walker. The main Probation Office is located in the Police / Court Building in the City of Grandville.
3161 Wilson Ave. SW
4343 Remembrance Road NW
NOTE: This e-mail address is to be used by the general public for information request only. Please make sure you have checked the existing probation web pages as you will probably find an answer there. Any person on probation or family member must contact their Probation Officer directly through the phone. (616)531-2690 is the direct line. The Probation Department will respond to reasonable questions or requests for service in the order in which they are received and as time permits.
NOTE: All mail should be sent to the Grandville Probation Department address and not the Walker address. Please include your name and case number.
Office hours are by appointment only. Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 12 noon and 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
NOTE: Almost all probation appointments are held in the Grandville Probation Office. Only on rare occasions will you be able to meet with your Probation Officer in Walker.
The 59th District Court Probation Department services the cities of Grandville and Walker. The mission of the Probation Department is two-fold. First and foremost is the enforcement of the Order of Probation, which entails a variety of conditions or requirements that the Judge has specifically ordered for an offender to complete or comply with. Probation Officers seek to accomplish this by working with the offender to identify the underlying cause(s) as to why they committed a crime and in referring them to appropriate agencies to receive counseling, assistance or support. The goal is to provide the person with opportunities for behavioral change and hold them accountable for making changes that are needed in their attitude, behavior or lifestyle.
The second part of our mission to engage with the community in a variety of ways. This includes working with victims, helping collect restitution; targeting work crews and community service work so that offenders may make amends for their behavior. We also strive to provide a degree of protection by the enforcement of curfews, "no contact" orders and partnering with other community agencies.
Probation Officers also conduct alcohol assessments, pre-sentence investigations, alcohol and drug tests, and hold monthly supervision meetings with each probationer to ensure that they are being held accountable. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of probation results in a hearing in front of the Judge at which time other penalties, including jail time, may be imposed.