Community Corrections

Office of Community Corrections
“A Force for Positive Change”
Dean Cosens, Director
200 Division Street, Suite G24
Petoskey Michigan 49770
Phone:  (231) 348-0680  Fax: (231) 348-0681

Mission Statement
“Enhance public safety by reducing recidivism,
holding offenders accountable and
supporting offenders’ re-entry from jail or prison.”

Public Act 511 of 1988 stipulates that counties develop a community corrections comprehensive plan and provide an explanation of how the county prison commitment rate will be reduced by diverting non-violent offenders, and promote reduction while public safety is maintained. The Act is intended to encourage the participation in the community corrections programs of offenders who would likely be sentenced to imprisonment in a state correctional facility or jail, who would not increase the risk to public safety, have not demonstrated a pattern of violent behavior, and do not have a criminal record that indicates a pattern of violent offenses.

The OCC is a gateway to community based programming and is dedicated to working with the courts/ probation-parole departments/ and clients in order to keep offenders locally engaged in the community safely.

Office Hours

Monday         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday       8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday            8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
231-348-1702 | Contact Us