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
Regarding the Emmet County Candidate Survey
“I was recently made aware of an Emmet County Candidate Survey being disseminated. The data that is included in that survey and attributed to Emmet County is not entirely accurate and/or indicative of the Emmet County jail population.” – Dean Cosens, OCC Director
“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.
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.