Juvenile Probation & Detention Services
The Mission of the Circuit Court of Lake County is to serve the public by being dedicated to equality, fairness, service, and access to justice for all.
The Division of Juvenile Probation and Detention Services supports the mission of the Court by serving a juvenile justice system that ensures public protection from further acts of juvenile delinquency, and assisting in the accountability and rehabilitative needs of youthful offenders.
· To provide a comprehensive assessment process and continuum of evidence-based interventions for youth and families referred to the division in order to reduce recidivism and increase compliance with court-ordered conditions.
· To provide a structured and secure environment for youth assigned to detention in order to assure the safety of youth and protection of the community.
· To facilitate collaboration and cooperation among juvenile justice partners in order to share information, increase professional understanding among participants, and enhance the delivery of evidence-based services for clients.
· To provide opportunities for employee development in order to enhance client/customer services, facilitate growth within the division, and improve staff competencies
The Intake Unit is at the forefront of the operations processing both custody and non-custody referrals that are received from law enforcement agencies. Additional functions include victim services, Diversion, Home Detention, and Home Confinement monitoring.
Read about the programs offered including mental health services, special education services, and more.
Probation Officers conduct social investigations, monitor supervision/ probation cases, provide victim services, and coordinate programming for youth involved in the Juvenile Court system.
Family and Community Engaged in Treatment (FACE-IT) is an on-site residential program for male youth from the Lake County community. Youth are placed by court order into the program.
Internships and Volunteers
Information about student internships and volunteering.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is a federal law that prevents and seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in juvenile facilities. The Hulse Detention Center and FACE-IT Residential Program is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff and has adopted a zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse and sexual harassment.