Mission Statement

The Will County Court Services Department shall endeavor to meet its statutory obligations through the development, the implementation, and the promotion of sound organizational practices and the provision relevant and proven effective offender services.  The Department will strategically employ its resources to facilitate offender change toward a more individually productive and law-abiding lifestyle.

Essential to the Department’s mission is the establishment of an organizational environment that encourages offender accountability with a focus of improving community safety.  The Department shall seek to collaborate and partner, where appropriate, with local stakeholders and State agencies in an effort to strengthen our opportunity for success and to provide a pathway for input in meeting mission objectives.


Will County Probation Dept.
Adult Division
Court Annex Building
57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Fl. West
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815.727.8446

Will County Probation Dept.
Juvenile Division
River Valley Justice Center
3602 W. McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone number: 815.730.7120

Frequently Requested Information


  • What is the difference between Parole and Probation?
  • Where can I park while reporting to my probation officer?
  • Where is the Probation Dept. located?
  • What are the hours of operation?
  • What can I bring with me into the Probation Office?
  • How can I contact the Public Defender's Office?
  • How does one have their probation case transferred into, or out of the State of Illinois?
  • How does one apply to become a Probation Officer in the State of Illinois?

A: Parole is the completion of a sentence, after release from prison.  Probation is an alternative sentence, where an offender is supervised by a Probation Officer while remaining within their community.

A: Public parking is available in the lot adjacent to the courthouse and at Ottawa Street Parking deck, 110 N. Ottawa Street (hourly parking rates apply), and metered parking for maximum parking of 2 hours.

A: The Will County Probation Department, Adult Division is located in the Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor West, Joliet, IL 60432.  The general phone number is 815-727-8446.

The Will County Juvenile Division of Probation is located at the River Valley Justice Center, 3602 W. McDonough Street, Joliet, IL 60431. The general phone number is 815-730-7120.

The Will County Probation Department, Adult Division is open Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

A: Because both the Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments are located with the buildings containing courtrooms, you are in effect, entering a courthouse.  Therefore the same restrictions to entering any courthouse shall apply:

  1. NO cellphones or audio/recording devices
  2. NO firearms (even those with lawful carry permits) in government buildings and courthouses.
  3. NO food or beverages permitted.


A: You may contact the Will County Public Defender’s Office at 815-727-8666.  Their website link is: Office of the Will County Public Defender

A: Please refer to the Illinois Interstate Compact website for further information:  http://www.interstatecompact.org/

A: Please refer to the below weblink for detailed instructions:  Probation/Court Services Employment/Promotion Application