It is the primary job of the juvenile probation officer to supervise and monitor juveniles who are placed on court-ordered probation. The officer monitors the juvenile's adjustment in the home, community, and at school. This monitoring is completed by meeting on a regular basis with the juvenile, parents, school officials, and any community agency providing services to the juvenile.
Placement with Additional Services
The juvenile probation officer is also responsible for writing detailed social histories to assist the court in determining a disposition for the juvenile. When it is determined that due to a juvenile's behavior they cannot live in the community without additional services, it is the juvenile probation officer's responsibility to refer and recommend to the court placement of the juvenile outside of their home. These placements may be in a foster home or residential group home.
As a last alternative, the court may order the minor committed to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Director Randy Macak at (309) 888-5370.