For the purposes of this Act, the words and phrases described in this Section have the meanings designated in this Section, except when a particular context clearly requires a different meaning.
     (1) “Division” means the Division of Probation Services of the Supreme Court.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 110/9b

  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     (2) “Department” means a probation or court services department that provides probation or court services and such other related services assigned to it by the circuit court or by law.
     (3) “Probation Officer” means a person employed full time in a probation or court services department providing services to a court under this Act or the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. A probation officer includes detention staff, non-secure group home staff and management personnel who meet minimum standards established by the Supreme Court and who are hired under the direction of the circuit court. These probation officers are judicial employees designated on a circuit wide or county basis and compensated by the appropriate county board or boards.
     (4) “Basic Services” means the number of personnel determined by the Division as necessary to comply with adult, juvenile, and detention services workload standards and to operate authorized programs of intermediate sanctions, intensive probation supervision, public or community service, intake services, secure detention services, non-secure group home services and home confinement.
     (5) “New or Expanded Services” means personnel necessary to operate pretrial programs, victim and restitution programs, psychological services, drunk driving programs, specialized caseloads, community resource coordination programs, and other programs designed to generally improve the quality of probation and court services.
     (6) “Individualized Services and Programs” means individualized services provided through purchase of service agreements with individuals, specialists, and local public or private agencies providing non-residential services for the rehabilitation of adult and juvenile offenders as an alternative to local or state incarceration.
     (7) “Jurisdiction” means the geographical area of authority of a probation department as designated by the chief judge of each circuit court under Section 15 of this Act.
     (8) “Transfer case” means any case where an adult or juvenile offender seeks to have supervision transferred from one county to another or from another state to a county in Illinois, and the transfer is approved by a judicial officer, a department, or through an interstate compact.