Court Administration: Children's Waiting Room
|Office Hours||Monday–Friday 8:30am – noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Location||Peoria County Courthouse (map)
4th floor, Room 422
|What we do||
Recognizing the need that the courtroom is not a place for children, Peoria County Courthouse became pro-active.
The Children's Waiting Room at the Peoria County Courthouse opened October 6, 2008. The waiting room operates as a
Children ages 2-12 may use the waiting room while parents are in court or conducting other court business.
The waiting room is located on the fourth floor of the Hamilton Street wing of the courthouse, is free of charge, and is open during regular courthouse hours (closed over the noon hour).
Staff trained in early childhood development from Rogy's Learning Center operate the waiting room. A case number and courtroom number as well as a picture i.d. must be provided when dropping off a child.
|Resources of Interest||
Rogy's Learning Place
Special thanks go to The Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois Bar Foundation. They provided a $5000 grant to furnish and equip the room with activity centers, books, and games. Lots of sunlight and bright décor make the room especially cheery for its young visitors