Operating under the Office of the
Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Ogle County, the Ogle County
Probation Department administers a wide range of programs covering both
standard and specialized probation supervision and pretrial and
presentence services. Through its programs, the Probation
Department provides the court with pertinent information at many stages
of the criminal justice process, enhances public safety, compensates
victims of crime and holds offenders accountable while affording them
opportunities to make positive changes in their lives.
The majority of Adult Probation
Department resources are dedicated to probation supervision - a
sentencing option in which offenders are required to comply with
specific conditions of supervision while residing in the community.
Department probation officers assist offenders in complying with their
sentences through guidance, surveillance and referrals to service
providers for treatment, education and employment training.