Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Illinois Boone County Probation Department
Probation Officers conduct Pretrial Investigations for the Court that aid the Judge in determining the amount of bond and any conditions that may be warranted in the
Juvenile Services event the offender remains in the community pending trial.
Officers also conduct Presentence Investigations that provide the Court with a detailed social and criminal history of an offender
and identify available resources to assist in the rehabilitation of those offenders eligible for community supervision.
Probation Officers enhance the public safety by diligently monitoring Court ordered conditions for those offenders sentenced to community supervision and develop supervision strategies that enable the defendant to remain in the community crime free and avoid incarceration and the local or state level.
Juvenile Probation Officers monitor criminally charged minors who are given court orders allowing them to remain in the community. The juveniles are supervised through contacts with the parents, school and community resources in an attempt to hold juveniles and their families accountable for the court ordered conditions.
Juvenile Probation Officers also complete Social History Investigations, which provide the court with detailed background information on the juvenile and family, and make recommendations for rehabilitation.
The Juvenile Probation Department offers a diversion program for criminally arrested juveniles, in an attempt to divert the juveniles from the court system. Each juvenile’s case is assessed independently to determine what course of action is in the community’s and minor’s best interest.
Drug Court Probation
The Boone County Drug Court promotes public safety, reduces recidivism and enhances the quality of life for the community and the individual by helping substance dependent persons in the criminal justice system achieve and maintain recovery through expedited and enhanced access to a continuum of treatment and support services while under intensive court supervision.
For information on how to make a referral to the Drug Court Program, please contact the Court Coordinator at 815-544-9806.