Cook County Juvenile Center

General Information

This Juvenile Center houses both the Juvenile Justice Division and Child Protection Division of the court and is connected to the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

Contact Information

Hon. Robert Balanoff, Presiding Judge
Office of the Presiding Judge, Child Protection Division
Juvenile Center, Courtroom E
Phone (312) 433-4756

Hon. Donna L. Cooper, Acting Presiding Judge
Office of the Presiding Judge, Juvenile Justice Division
Juvenile Center, Room 8004
Phone (312) 433-4757

General Courthouse Information
Phone (312) 433-4757

Parking and Directions

Parking is currently available in the parking lot adjacent (east) to the courthouse for $2.00. Limited free street parking is available.

Public Transportation:
Located in downtown Chicago next to the major intersection of Roosevelt Road and Ogden Avenue, there are several public transportation stops nearby including: 

  • CTA Bus lines: 12, 49, 157, 50, 18
  • CTA 'L' Train stops: Pink Line (Polk) and Blue Line (Western)

Outlying Juvenile Justice Courts

    Calendar 72 - Room 205

    Monday of each week

    Skokie Courthouse
    5600 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, Illinois 60077

    Calendar 73 - Courtroom 0303 on the Lower Level 

    Tuesday of each week

    Rolling Meadows Courthouse
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

    Calendar 74 - Courtroom 8

    1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month and Thursday of each week

    Cook County Juvenile Court Center (this location)
    1100 S. Hamilton Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Calendar 75 - Courtroom 030 in the Lower Level

    Friday of each week

    Bridgeview Courthouse
    10220 S. 76th Avenue
    Bridgeview, IL 60455

    Calendar 76 - Courtroom 099 on the Concourse Level

    Monday through Friday of each week

    Markham Courthouse
    16501 S. Kedzie Avenue
    Markham, IL 60428

    Additional Information

      Each court location provides Accessibility Services to ensure that everyone gets fair access to easily participate in court events. This includes Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access services as well as ADA accessibility accommodations.

      The Cook County Juvenile Center Children's Room is located in Room G-013S. This facility accepts children between the ages of 2 and 12. For more information, please call (312) 433-5248. 

      Note: Facilitation of sibling and family visits is allowed at this location. Supervision is conducted by a community social service agency. Infant children up to age 18 are accepted for sibling and family visits.

      The Circuit Court of Cook County provides Lactation Rooms for nursing parents who are visiting our courthouses. Room G-013S is designated as the Lactation Room at this location. 

      Note for Jurors: Nursing parents who are called for jury duty can request access to a private space, upon their arrival to the Jury Assembly Room, in any court location. The Office of Jury Administration staff will direct individuals to these spaces upon request.

      The Interpreter Services Office within the Cook County Juvenile Center is located on the Fifth Floor, in Room 5035W and can be contacted at (312) 433-6880. Foreign Language Interpreters are available upon request. 

      If you require an American Sign Language interpreter, please contact Accessibility Services.