Making a difference in the community.

About KPEP

KPEP began in the fall of 1980 to provide a live-in residence for those individuals who need more structure than regular probation provides, but where extended jail time is not judged necessary. The goal of KPEP is to show the residents that they can become independent, contributing members of society. The organization works closely with all aspects of the criminal justice system, including local law enforcement departments, corrections and probation departments, and various circuit court judges.

Over the years, the populations served by KPEP have changed and now include: felony probationers, state parolees, Drug Treatment Court participants, SAI probationers and parolees, federal inmates, federal probationers, and clients who are currently on federal pre-trial status.  In addition to the changing populations, KPEP has three facilities in Kalamazoo, and one facility in  Benton Harbor, Muskegon and Battle Creek.

KPEP has been a member of Michigan Association for Community Corrections Advancement for 32 years.  In  January 2006 our first facility became accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and all other facilities have subsequently become ACA accredited.  All six facilities are licensed by the State of Michigan to provide both residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment and in September 2013 all six KPEP facilities became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Executive Team

William DeBoer


Jim Edwards

Vice-President of Residential Services

Ann Webb

Vice-President of Treatment Services

Board of Directors


Chairperson: Karla Campbell

Treasurer: Glen Kellam

President/CEO: William DeBoer

Board Members

Tim Bourgeois – Kalamazoo Township Police Chief

Michael Dombos – Attorney-at-Law

Sheriff Richard Fuller – Kalamazoo County Sheriff

Jeff Getting – Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney

Donna Innes – Attorney-at-Law

Lisa Johansen – Kalamazoo County Parole Supervisor, Michigan Department of Corrections

Jim Luginbill – Vice-President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer, Horizon Bank

Dave Riley – Retired, Michigan Department of Corrections

Don Webster – Assistant Chief, Kalamazoo Public Safety

Jessica Whaley – Calhoun County Probation Supervisor, Michigan Department of Corrections