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Contact Information:
  • PO Box 853
  • Centreville MI, 49032

  • Community Corrections
  • 125 W. Main St.
  • Centreville MI, 49032
  • Courts' Building - Lower Level
  • Phone: (269) 467-5606

Community Corrections

Links & Resources

The St. Joseph County Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB) is comprised of criminal justice professionals, substance abuse treatment providers, community members, and other service organization representatives. It oversees programming that serves as jail alternatives, for the purposes of reducing the jail population, saving money, and making the community safer for all residents. The CCAB is responsible for programs funded by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Office of Community Corrections through Public Act 511 (PA511), which are intended to reduce prison commitment rates and recidivism, or reoffending. There are also non-PA511 funded programming as part of St. Joseph County Community Corrections. Details on the specific programs may be found in the Bench Guide section of this site.

CCAB Members

  • Chairperson – Hon. Jeffrey Middleton, Chief District Court Judge
  • Vice-chairperson – Tom Miles, Twin County Community Probation Center
  • Treasurer – John McDonough, Prosecuting Attorney
  • Secretary – Lisa Martin, Michigan Department of Corrections
  • Board Member – Hon. Paul Stutesman, Circuit Court Judge
  • Board Member – Hon. David Tomlinson, Probate Court Judge
  • Board Member – Gina Wagner, District Court Probation
  • Board Member – Captain Kitty Buchner, St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department
  • Board Member – Kathy Pangle, St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners
  • Board Member – Eddie MacKay, Business Community
  • Board Member – Hon. Robert Pattison, District Court Judge

Community Service Resources

One of the following must be true to qualify as a community service worksite:

  • Government affiliation – such as a police department, city/township office, animal control, parks and recreation, library, public schools.
  • Non-profit agency – such as Goodwill, Salvation Army.
  • Charitable organization – Free stores, food bank, churches.

Completion of hours through online programs, even if the website says courts will accept the hours, is not permitted. Any hours completed in this manner will not count.

Department Contacts

Melissa Bliss, Community Corrections Director
(269) 467-5606