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UPDATED 3/1/2021

The below COVID-19 safety measures are in effect until further notice.  If you need to reach your probation officer but do not know how please call the nearest probation office listed on our contact page.

  • Office visitors remain limited.  Please do not report in-person unless you've received preapproval from probation staff. 
  • Approved visitors must wear an appropriate facial covering, sanitize their hands, and pass a health screening including a temperature scan before entry.
  • Traditional appointments will occur via phone and/or in the community with appropriate spacing between parties and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Most court appearances remain online via “Zoom."
  • Visit to learn how to attend Zoom court.
  • can also help you
    • Find your next court date
    • Enroll in text reminders for court
    • Make a payment on your case
  • Instrucciones para Zoom en el Tribunal desde su telefono inteligente
  • If you cannot use Zoom you may attend court using the call-in option described here on page two.
  • Si Zoom no es una opción para ti, se puede asistir a la corte haciendo una llamada por teléfono describido aquí en página dos.
  • Winter coats, hygiene kits, meals ready to eat, and sleeping bags can be delivered to those in need.  Ask you probation officer.​
*This webpage will be updated to reflect the addition or removal of safety measures as they are deemed appropriate.

Kane County Court Services Overview

Kane County Court Services is organized into three divisions which provide distinct services to the community. Court Services operates under the administration of the Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit.

Kane County Court Services Mission Statement​​

The mission of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court Services is to serve the community by promoting positive behavioral change utilizing proven methods to increase public safety

The Kane County Probation Department provides mandated services to defendants on juvenile and adult caseloads. The department provides monitoring, supervision and referral services to defendants on caseload as well as providing information to the Courts as required. Kane County Probation is decentralized to better serve the community with offices located in St Charles, Aurora and Elgin. The Kane County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) is a detention facility for juveniles between the ages of ten and up to twenty-one. The facility has a rated capacity of eighty beds and was constructed to allow for the expansion of eighty additional beds. The Kane County JJC is a regional detention facility and currently has intergovernmental agreements with four neighboring counties. The Kane County Diagnostic Center is the Psychology Department for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. It provides psychological services to juvenile and adult offenders, which include: diagnostic evaluations, crisis intervention and individual group and family psychotherapy. The Diagnostic Center provides the Court with expert testimony as well as consultation and training for correctional and probation staff. It assists the Merit Commission by conducting screening tests for Sheriffs Deputy and Correctional Officer applicants and provides Adult Court Services with psychological evaluations on candidates for specialized field officer positions. The Diagnostic Center also provides a year-round clinical psychodiagnostic and psychotherapy practicum-training site for graduate level students.​