THE COURTHOUSE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
The business offices of the Eaton County Trial Courts, including: the 56th Circuit, 56A District, Probate, Juvenile and Friend of the Court; will be closed to the public from March 23, 2020 until April 13, 2020. The court offices will be open for essential services by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Essential services will be handled as outlined by the Supreme Court Order 2020-2.
Entrance into the courthouse will be by appointment only.
Please reference the attached order for more information on procedure changes.
- Advisory Board
- Community Corrections Act
- CCAB Bylaws
- Community Corrections Programs
- Drug Testing
The Eaton County Community Corrections Advisory Board (ECCCAB) has been successful at securing funding from the State, for its Comprehensive Plan. The ECCCAB has developed a strong collaboration and cooperation from all components of the criminal justice system in Eaton County. The plan is updated each year in order to review the effectiveness of existing programs, as well as to create new programs as needed that are evidence based.
The Eaton County Community Corrections Division provides a wide array of sentencing alternatives for all types of non-violent offenders.
Eaton County Circuit Court Chief Judge
Board Chair: Honorable Janice Cunningham
Eaton County District Court Judge
Co-Chair: Honorable Julie Reincke
Eaton County Probate Court
Judge Thomas Byerly
Eaton County Sheriff Office: Sheriff Tom Reich
Eaton County Prosecutor
Prosecutor Doug Lloyd
Chief of City Police Department
Charlotte Police Department: Chief Paul Brentar
Eaton County Circuit Probation/Parole
Corey Bahm Supervisor
Criminal Defense Attorney
Sean Corbin: Cognitive Consultants
Michigan's Community Corrections Act
In 1988, State lawmakers enacted Public Act 511 (PA511), which is also referred to as the Michigan Community Corrections Act. The purpose of PA511 was to divert non-violent felons from prison by providing local units of government with funding to develop local sentencing options in lieu of prison.
This is an 8-week program located in the Eaton County Jail for eligible offenders. Following release from jail eligible participants may transition to a weekly cognitive based community class. Skills taught include A. Thinking Matters: 1) Thinking Reports, Thinking Errors, New Thinking, B) Relationships: 1) Consider Past and Present Relationships, 2) Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, 3) Positive Qualities and Benefits of Healthy Relationships, 4) Social Pressure, 5) Build a Positive Social Network, C. Social Values: 1) Identify Your Values, 2) Explore Values, 3) Honesty, 4) Tolerance, 5) Caring, 6) Respect, 7) Responsibility, 8) Roadblocks to Positive Values, 9) Establish Action Plan, D) RISK: 1) Identify High Risk Situations, 2) Therapy Games, 3) Set up for Relapse, 4) Making the Right Choices, E) Mindfulness Living.
Jail Cognitive Programming
This group is offered weekly to eligible offenders in the Eaton County Jail. The curriculum is designed to provide participants with skills to reduce their likelihood of recidivism. Skills taught include 1) Realistic Expectations, 2) Healthy Relationships, 3) Managing Your Time, 4) Handling Social Influences, 5) Road Blocks in Transition, 6) Thinking, 7) Authority Figures, 8) Anger, 9) Safety Net, 10) Tactics and Thinking Errors.
Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment
This program begins with the participants completing a substance abuse assessment using ASAM and DSM-V criteria to determine a diagnosis and appropriate level of care. Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment includes a projected stay of three to nine months depending on the outcome of an assessment coupled with the progress of the individual and their needs.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic, cognitive-behavioral, step-by-step treatment strategy designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive, productive identity, and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. It is also designed to assist participants to identify and address counterproductive beliefs and behaviors. MRT is recognized by SAMHSA as an "Evidence-Based Program.
Drug testing hours in the Community Corrections Department are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am - 9:00am and 4:00pm - 4:30pm, we are closed on holiday's. The cost is $10.00 cash only and you must have exact change. Be prepared to present valid identification.
When the office is closed, drug testing may be completed at:
6639 Centurion Dr. Suite 130 Lansing, MI 48917 (517) 322-3050
Testing Times: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Weekends and Holidays - CALL BEFORE YOU GO
Prevention and Training Services (P.A.T.S.)
252 S. Waverly Road Lansing, MI 48917 (517) 323-8149:
Testing Times: Monday through Friday, from 7am- 4:30pm. They are closed for lunch between 11:00am - 12:00pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays open from 7am-8:30am.
Reality Counseling Services
313 Lansing St. Suite 6 Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 727-1700
CHARLOTTE Testing Times: Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 8:30AM and 5:00PM - 7:00PM. Weekends and major holidays: 7:00AM-9:00AM.
610 E. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 48906 (517) 484-4997
LANSING Testing Times: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 9:00AM and 5:30PM - 7:00PM. Saturday, Sunday and major holidays: 7:00AM - 9:00AM.