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Professional Parole & Probation Consulting

No matter where you find yourself in the criminal justice system, we can make a difference. Dr. Kathleen M. Schaefer, Ph.D., LPC is a licensed professional counselor with over forty years’ experience working in the criminal justice system.

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Sentence Mitigation & Probation

We’ll work with you and your lawyer before sentencing to identify relevant mitigation in your case. We use our professional skill and judgment to obtain the best possible sentencing outcome.


We have assisted hundreds of prisoners in their preparation for parole board interviews and public Hearings. We provide expert consultation and counseling for prisoners at the correctional facility and provide representation at the Parole Board Interview.

Commutation of Sentence and Pardon Applications

We will assist you with the preparation of a commutation of sentence or pardon application toward giving you the best chance for a favorable decision and success at the public hearing.


As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Kathleen Schaefer has the experience and compassion to help you through all phases of processing in the criminal justice system.

We Can Make The Difference

My son would likely not have gotten parole without [Dr.] Schaefer’s help. She handled everything — the follow-up, the phone calls and the appearance before the parole board. She was always there for us 100 percent. On a scale of 1 to 10, she’s a 10.

Father of Former Client, Michigan

Kathleen is the most experienced, skilled, and conscientious consultant in this field whom I’ve ever encountered. If you or your loved one needs a strategic plan or other guidance in connection with sentencing, parole, or commutation, call her.

John Shea, Attorney at Law

I would highly recommend [Dr.] Schaefer to any defendant who wants to thoroughly and accurately present their case to the sentencing judge in a compelling way. She has a wealth of information and her contacts in the various probation departments is invaluable and critical to a successful outcome.

Craig A. Daly, Attorney, Detroit

Nobody has more insight into the Michigan Department of Corrections than Kathleen Schaefer. [Dr.] Schaefer helped me get ready for the parole hearing and also spoke on my behalf. I was afraid of getting turned down, that I would spend my best adult years in prison, but I was able to get a parole at my first attempt.

Former Client

Kathleen is extremely knowledgeable and conducts her affairs with the utmost integrity and professionalism. I am very impressed with her in every respect. Additionally, Kathleen’s experience and expertise yields excellent results for her clients. I highly recommend Kathleen.

Mike Rataj, Attorney