County Probation Department

Operating under the Office of the Chief Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, the Jo Daviess County Probation Department is responsible for providing a variety of services to adult and juvenile offenders, under the jurisdiction of the Court.  Through these services, the Probation Department, using evidence-based practices, works with the offender to identify the criminogenic needs to reduce the risk of re-offending and become more pro-socially oriented.  The Probation Department provides the Court with pertinent information throughout the criminal justice process, strives to reduce recidivism and enhances public safety.

Additionally, the Jo Daviess Probation Department operates programs of public service work-hour monitoring, pretrial services, drug and alcohol testing, work release and administrative sanctions.