The Probation Department offers a variety of services.
630-407-8444 (main line)
email@example.com (email questions)
Juvenile Services Intro: https://www.dupagecounty.gov/government/departments/probation_and_court_services/juvenile_services/
Family Guide for Navigating Juvenile Probation:
Some minors may have an opportunity to participate in Diversion. Services are facilitated by the arresting agency or the Probation Department, depending on the nature of the minor's offense and other factors.
Adjudicated minors formally involved with Juvenile Court may be sentenced to probation. Youths sentenced to a term of probation by the Juvenile Court will receive services facilitated by the Probation Department.
All Juvenile Programs & Services Overview:
Most youth being detained by DuPage County agencies are held at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center (KCJJC) (37W655 IL-38, St Charles, IL 60175). A screening is conducted by Probation Department staff, in conjuction with the arresting officer, prior to most youth being admitted to the KCJJC for detention.
DuPage County Probation staff transport youth to and from court hearings held in DuPage County.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the KCJJC please (scroll down to "Juvenile Justice FAQs) visit:
On occasion, a youth may be detained at the DuPage County Jail, which is predominantly an adult facility. To learn more about visitation, mail/letters, and other aspects of the DuPage County Jail, visit the DuPage County Sheriff's website
Illinois Attorney General: Helping Crime Victims
General information and resources available to victims of violent crimes.
Illinois Address Confidentiality Program
Provides a substitute address for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking to use instead of their home, school, or work addresses when interacting with State and local government agencies.
**Brochure Offered in Spanish: https://ag.state.il.us/victims/AddressConfidentialityBrochure_Spanish.pdf
Crime Victims Compensation Program
Offers reimbursement up to $45,000 for expenses incurred by eligible victims as a result of a violent crime.
Illinois Victim Information Notification Everyday (IL VINE)
Provides victims and concerned citizens with a toll-free number to get up-to-date information on the custody and/or case status of an offender. This is a public, searchable site. Users can register online for notification of changes in an offender's custody and/or court case status. Notification are available by email, text messages, or phone calls.
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
Find your local Rape Crisis Center using this interactive map. Each center operates a 24-hour hotline that provides services every day of the year.
Rape Crisis Center: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Patterson & McDaniel
888-293-2080 (24-hour hotline)
2055 West Army Trail
Addison, IL 60101
Text and chat services available Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm CST. No costs, only standard messaging rates. Must be 13+ years old. English and Spanish chat functions available.
Rape Crisis Center: Mutual Ground
630-897-8383 (24-hour hotline)
418 Oak Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
Services include crisis intervention, telephone counseling, resources & referrals, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, initial screening & assessment (residential services), counseling, advocacy. Services focus on safety & planning, defining & recognizing domestic and sexual violence, informed decision-making, emotional support, and victim's rights.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233 (24-hour hotline)
Metropolitan Family Services: Family Shelter Services
630-784-4802 (intake line)
DuPage County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Program
Offers a 30-minute consultation with an attorney. You are not obligated to hire the referred attorney nor is the attorney obligated to accept you as a client.
DuPage Legal Aid
Operated by the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation. Handles Family Law cases for those who qualify. Telephone intakes are offered 9am-2pm Monday-Friday.
Prairie State Legal Services of DuPage
Screening and financial qualifications apply. Contact them to determine if you qualify for pro bono legal assistance.
The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
Protecting and strengthening families by providing equal access to justice for all by focusing on the most vulnerable communities, including those who are impoverished, the elderly, and victims of violence & crimes. Contact them to determine if you qualify for services.
Eviction Help Illinois
Free legal help available for qualifying Illinois residents who are either renters facing potential eviction or landlords seeking legal information.
Illinois State Bar Association
Call 9am-3pm Monday through Friday to answer basic questions and be referred to a lawyer in a requested geographic area. 30-minute consultations reportedly cost no more than $25.
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Offers links to other legal assistance referral sites
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Online resource center offering information and access to a forms library.
Expungement can be a challenging process to understand. There may be costs associated with expungement. The links below can help you understand what types of juvenile cases can be expunged and how to request the process in eligible cases. These resources offer answers to frequently asked questions, definitions associated with the process, and links to important documents.
The Illinois legislature made important changes to expungement laws, effective January 1, 2018. Public Act 100-0285 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=100-0285
If you still have questions, contact the attorney involved in your case for guidance.
Approved statewide forms for expungement and sealing can be accessed at this site.
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Offers an online program that will assist you in preparing your documents. At the end of the online program, you will get a completed set of court forms with instructions you can save and print. The program takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Prairie State Legal Services: DuPage County Expungement Clinic
In-person clinics are scheduled on selected dates and provide free legal assistance to individuals seeking to clear their criminal records. Check the events calendar for their next clinic.
The Office of the State Appellate Defender