The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Juvenile Trial Division is located within the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Complex in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
The complex houses the offices of many juvenile related agencies as well as two, state of the art, courtrooms designed to accommodate the special needs of juvenile cases. Due to confidentiality requirements the courtrooms are closed to the general public.
The Juvenile Trial Division works closely with the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center during the investigation and prosecution of the case. A juvenile victim/witness coordinator works with the victims and their families to address and process their concerns. The goal is to provide support to victims and witnesses who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. The attorney and coordinator will meet with child victims and witnesses before a court hearing at the Children’s Advocacy Center.