Empowering individuals through positive change.
Since 1980, KPEP has provided residential services for people who need more structure than regular probation provides after they’re released from prison, KPEP offers the guidance, programs, services and encouragement residents need to become independent, contributing members of society. We work closely with all facets of the criminal justice system, including local law enforcement departments, corrections, probation and parole departments, as well as circuit court judges.
KPEP is accredited by the American Correctional Association, Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and is PREA certified.
Over the years, the populations served by KPEP have changed and now include felony probationers, state parolees, Drug Treatment Court participants, federal inmates, federal probationers, and clients who are on federal pre-trial status. In addition to the changing populations, KPEP has three facilities in Kalamazoo, as well as facilities in Benton Harbor, Muskegon, Battle Creek, and Paw Paw.
In January 2006, our first facility became accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). All six facilities are licensed by the State of Michigan to provide substance abuse treatment, and in September 2013, all six KPEP facilities became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Our Board of Directors
The Connable Office
Chief Vernon Coakley
Attorney at Law
Chief Bryan Ergang
Sheriff Richard Fuller
Kalamazoo County Prosecutor
Attorney at Law
Kalamazoo County Parole Supervisor, Michigan Department of Corrections
Consumers Credit Union
Retired – Commercial Loan Officer, Horizon Bank
Manager, Michigan Department of Corrections