UPDATED 5/26/20*
Kane County Court Services has adjusted operations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The safety measures listed below are in force until further notice.  If you have a question for your probation officer, please call, text, or email them directly.  If you do not know their contact info, call the nearest probation office listed in the Contact tab on the top menu bar at the far right.  
  • Visitors: please follow directional markings on the floor to maintain social distancing. Only sit in chairs marked with an "X."
  • Contacts with probation officers will occur remotely or in the community at a safe distance of at least six feet.  
  • Staff members will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when occupying a common area in both the office and community.
  • Common areas and shared equipment are sanitized at least three times per day.
  • A sign at the front door of the Elgin and Aurora offices instructs visitors to call the receptionist and discuss the purpose of their visit before entering the building.
  • All who enter a court services office are required to wash their hands or use a provided hand sanitizer immediately upon arrival.
  • All who enter a court services office must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose (effective 5/1/20 per Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order).  
  • Staff will take the temperature of approved visitors and ask them five questions related to COVID-19 exposure and symptoms.
  • We have several isolated areas for those who need to complete paperwork related to their supervision.
*This webpage will be updated to reflect the addition or removal of safety measures as they are deemed appropriate.​

Adult Drug Court ​Follow us on Instagram for resources and updates

The Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court (KCDRC) provides an alternative to incarceration for defendants whose criminal behavior is linked to the abuse of drugs. It is the mission of KCDRC to reduce the incidence of drug use, drug addiction and crimes committed as a result of drug use and addiction. This specialized court brings together substance abuse professionals and local social service programs who work with justice professionals in a non-adversarial, collaborative approach. The presiding judge and probation team maintain extremely close supervision of each individual in the Drug Rehabilitation Court program. All participants are required to have frequent court appearances, successfully complete treatment, secure employment and be randomly drug tested a minimum of twice per week. Incentives, sanctions and therapeutic adjustments are given to motivate participants to make positive changes in thinking and behavior. Approximately 750 participants have successfully graduated from the program since the inception of the program in 2000.

Eligibility Requirements

Referral Form

How to apply


Consent to Participate

Addendum to Consent

Participant Handbook

Participant Handbook​ Spanish


Treatment Alternative Court (TAC)

The Kane County Treatment Alternative Court began operation in February 2006, accepting the first participant into the program in April 2006. The mission of the Kane County Treatment Alternative Court (TAC) is to guarantee justice for criminal defendants with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, or developmental disabilities, to enhance public safety and promote the continuity of mental health care in the community. TAC is intended to be a systematic approach that brings together community based agencies to address defendant's needs and to provide comprehensive case management in an effort to reduce future criminal activity and incarceration in the Kane County Adult Justice Center.  The defendants work closely with the Court Personnel and the treatment team to facilitate positive behavioral change and reduce criminal recidivism.  Additional objectives of the program are to create effective interactions between mental health and criminal justice systems, improve public safety, and reduce the length of confinement of mentally ill defendants.

Referral Process

Referrals for the Treatment Alternative Court program will be accepted from a presiding Judge, State's Attorney, Public Defender, Private Attorney, Kane County Diagnostic Center representative, or other appropriate source as determined by the Treatment Alternative Court team. Referrals for the program are made directly to the Program Coordinator in the form of a completed referral sheet. Defendants may be referred to the Treatment Alternative Court program as the result of a new charge only.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Kane County Residency
  2. 18 years or older at the time of program acceptance
  3. Non-Violent Offenders
  4. Guilty Plea to Current Charges
  5. Approval from State's Attorney's Office
  6. Verification of Mental Illness, co-occurring disorder, or developmental disability
  7. Willingness to Participate