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The United States Probation Office is part of the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The office covers the same geographical areas as the Court. Probation offices are located in or near the federal courthouses in Chicago and Rockford. See Map

Mission Statement

VISION
To strive for excellence and innovation in the administration of justice.

MISSION
To create a safer community by providing the court and supervising authorities with pertinent facts, objective analysis and recommendations to assist in sentencing and supervising convicted offenders. We will assist offenders in establishing law abiding behavior by addressing their needs and balancing such needs with the risk they present to the community.

BELIEFS
In fairness, equity, and impartiality as the keys to the administration of justice;
That people have the ability to change if they have the will and the support to do so; In valuing each staff member for the integral role he/she plays in fulfilling our shared mission; That teamwork, communication, and diversity strengthen our office; In maintaining our integrity as professionals and public servants, always seeking the truth, and treating others with dignity; That people of all races, religions, and ethnicities are equal under the law and are to be respected; In implementing a variety of training and professional development programs for all staff to address our changing needs; That collaboration and cooperation with other criminal justice agencies and community resources are necessary to fulfill our mission; and In the importance of promoting the personal safety and health of each staff member.