The Michigan Office of Community Corrections currently contracts with two service providers in Kent County to provide residential services for non-violent high-risk offenders who would likely receive jail and/or prison sentences. Alternative Directions and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (Pine Rest) provide structured rehabilitative and treatment environments that free jail bed space at the Kent County Correctional Facility for more serious offenders.
Residential centers provide both core and non-core services to enrolled offenders. Core services provided by Alternative Directions and Pine Rest include (as examples) room and board, case management, intake and assessment, transportation, and referral to other appropriate treatment services. While enrolled in a residential program, an offender will have a wide range of additional non-core services available to them based upon the offender’s identified needs. These needs may include substance abuse treatment, mental health services, GED preparation and testing, plus employment training programming.
Contact information for Alternative Directions and Pine Rest residential programming:
1706 South Division SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Telephone: (616) 245-4346
Alternative Directions provides residential services to adult male non-violent felony offenders and probation violators.
243 – 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Telephone: (616) 281-0040
Adult male non-violent felony offenders and probation violators in need of substance (drug or alcohol) abuse treatment are served by the Pine Rest Men’s Residential Program.
Kent County Courthouse
180 Ottawa Avenue NW, Suite 2100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm