The purpose of Kids’ Korner is to provide a safe and enjoyable waiting area for children who are in the Lake County Courthouse to testify in court or whose parents or guardians are conducting court business. This facility serves children ages 2 - 12.
It is a free service. Space is limited and admittance is on a first come, first served basis.
Facilities Main Courthouse - Waukegan
Books are provided through donations from community organizations and individuals.
During the holiday season, each child visiting Kids’ Korner chooses a new stuffed animal to take home as part of the "Give-An-Animal-A-Home" project. New stuffed animals are also provided through donations from community organizations and individuals.
Children enjoy themselves in Kids’ Korner and feel safe during their stay. They receive sustained adult contact and guidance at a stressful time in their young lives. There is no fee for this service.
Juvenile Justice Complex - Vernon Hills
The Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Complex/Minard E. Hulse Juvenile Detention Center features a court waiting lobby complete with unsupervised children’s play area. The play area includes three wall-mounted play boards, two stationary play cubes, four beanbag chairs, and a brightly colored children's carpet. A welcoming handmade quilt hangs on the wall.
In addition, books appropriate for all ages are available in the play area for children to read. Parents are also encouraged to help a child to choose a book to take home.