The Kids Place provides secure waiting rooms within both the Winnebago County Courthouse and the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center for 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 the Criminal Justice Center. Both facilities are supervised by professional YMCA staff and provide cheerful environments for children to take part in fun activities like arts, crafts, organized games, reading, and music.
The Kids Place location in the Winnebago County Courthouse opened in 1998, and is one of the first three of its kind in the State of Illinois. The Criminal Justice Center location opened in 2007. Over 40,000 children have now been entrusted to the care of The Kids' Place.
The Kids Place I
Winnebago County Courthouse
400 West State Street
The Kids Place II
Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center
650 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61102