Corrections Division

Corrections Division

 

Corrections Division

The Van Buren County Jail is an Adult Correctional Facility located in Paw Paw, Michigan with a capacity of 158 inmates.  It is governed by the Administrative Rules for Jails by the Michigan Department of Corrections. 

Mission Statement

To Provide the public with a safe, humane and secure environment with professional team oriented staff working to reduce the rate of recidivism while respecting the rights and dignity of all.

Alternative Work Program (WAP)

The Alternative Work Program is in its 29th year of serving Van Buren County communities and governmental units. In addition to providing needed services to Van Buren residents, the AWP provides another method to reduce the jail population.

Court Transport Officers

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office has 1 full time Corrections/Court Transport Officer and 1 full time Court Deputy whom provide service to the Corrections Division and the courts. The officers ensure the appearance inmates for their scheduled court proceedings.

Office of Community Corrections (OCC)

An important function of the Office of Community Corrections is to divert low risk offenders from jail into alternative programs at a lower cost than that of incarceration.

Inmate Programs and Services

  • Medical services
  • Mental Health services
  • Adult basic education and GED services
  • Substance abuse programs
  • AA counseling
  • Religious Services & studies
  • Work Release program (must be approved and ordered by court)
  • Recreation
  • Alternative work programs
  • Weekend Alternative work programs 
  • Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network

The Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network is a service through which victims of a crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status. Victims can also register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes. This service is brought to you by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Crime Victim Services Commission.

Contact theMichigan Crime Victim Notification Network at 1-800-770-7657.