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The Kids' Place

The Kids' Place provides secure waiting rooms within both the Winnebago County Courthouse and theWinnebagoCountyCriminalJusticeCenterfor children ages two through twelve. The facilities are available free of charge to parents and guardians who are conducting business at one of the courthouses. 

The Kids' Place facilities are located in the lower level of the Winnebago County Courthouse and off the first floor lobby in theCriminalJusticeCenter.  Both facilities are supervised by professional YMCA staff and provide cheerful environs for children to take part in fun activities like arts, crafts, organized games, reading and music. 

The Kids' Place facility within the Winnebago County Courthouse opened in 1998, one of the first three in the State ofIllinois.  The facility in the Criminal Justice Center opened in 2007.  Over 40,000 children have now been entrusted to the care of The Kids' Place.


Contact Us

The Kids' Place I
Winnebago County Courthouse
400 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois61101

Phone: 815-516-2490


The Kids' Place II
Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center
650 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61102

Phone: 815-516-2479 



Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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