|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 the community.
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.
There is much support from the KPEP Board, neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations and the various businesses in the communities who have hired KPEP residents as employees, giving the residents a chance to prove their worth.
|Chairperson - Karla Campbell The Connable Office, Inc.|
|Vice-Chairperson - Honorable Vincent Westra Kalamazoo County District Court Judge|
|Treasurer - Glen Kellam Plan 4 Financial Design|
|Secretary - Honorable Alexander Lipsey Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge|
|Immediate Past Chairperson - Mary Delehanty Retired, Attorney-at-Law|
|Timothy Bourgeois, Kalamazoo Township Police Chief|
|Michael Dombos, Vine Neighborhood Association/Attorney-at-Law|
|Honorable Samuel Durham, Calhoun County District Court Judge|
|Richard Fuller, Kalamazoo County Sheriff|
|Jeff Getting, Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney|
|Donna Innes, Attorney-at-Law|
|Lisa Johansen, Michigan Department of Corrections|
|Tom Ouding, Retired, Leet Electric|
|Honorable Angela Pasula, Berrien Trial Court Judge|
|Dave Riley, Calhoun County Probation Supervisor, Michigan Department of Corrections|
|Brian Uridge, Assistant Chief, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety|
|Jessica Whaley, Calhoun County Parole Supervisor, Michigan Department of Corrections|