The Bill of Rights of the Constitution on the State of Illinois, at Article 1, Section 11 states: “All penalties shall be determined both according to the seriousness of the offense and with the objective of restoring the offender to useful citizenship.” Consistent with the constitutional concept of “restorative justice,” Illinois law (730 ILCS 5/5-6-1) requires a presumption of probation in the consideration of sentencing options, and the majority of convicted offenders are, in fact, sentenced to probation. As the sentence of choice in Illinois, probation is a cost effective alternative to imprisonment that can serve the ends of justice, provide for the safety of society, and restore offenders to useful and productive lives.
Court Services is the largest component of the community correctional element of the criminal justice system. In Illinois, Court Services is under control of the judicial branch of government. Each Court Services department is responsible to the Chief Judge of the Judicial Circuit.
The mission of Court Services is to protect the public interest and safety by diligently enforcing court ordered condition of probation through meaningful supervision strategies, and utilizing appropriate supportive resources. The core services of Court Services are to provide appropriate court dispositions for adult and juvenile offenders and to supervise those person placed on probation.
Woodford County Probation and Court Services provide a broad range of services including adult and juvenile diversion, adult and juvenile supervision, DUI victim impact panels, community services programs, internship programs, and specialized juvenile programs.
Tel. (309) 467-3532
Fax (309) 467-4284
1st Floor Courthouse
115 N. Main St., Ste. 103
Eureka, IL 61530
8:00 AM- 5:00PM
Monday - Friday
Fax: (309) 467-7351
Animal Control (309) 467-2911
Assessment Office (309) 467-3708
Circuit Clerk (309) 467-3312
Circuit Judge (309)467-2131
Coroner (309) 467-2375
County Board Office (309) 467-7343
County Clerk & Recorder (309) 467-2822
ESDA (309) 923-6611
Health Department (309) 467-3064
Highway Department (309) 923-2891
Probation (309) 467-3532
Public Defenders (309) 467-3213
Sheriff Department (309) 467-2375
State's Attorney (309) 467-3212
Treasurer (309) 467-4621
Veteran's Administration (309) 467-2716
Zoning (309) 467-3023