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.