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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Brian Brown Named Director of Probation and Court Services

The Tenth Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce that Brian Brown has accepted the position of Director of Probation and Court Services for Peoria County and will assume his duties on April 17, 2023.  As Director of Probation and Court Services, Mr. Brown will report to the Court Administrator and Chief Judge and will oversee the divisions of adult probation, juvenile probation, and juvenile detention.

Mr. Brown has been employed with Peoria County Court Services for twenty-four (24) years and for the past thirteen (13) years he has been serving as the Superintendent for Peoria County Probation and Court Services.  There, he has been responsible for all aspects of the facility operations, including but not limited to resident programming, compliance management, contract management, strategic planning, human resource functions, labor relations, and budget preparation and monitoring.  

Under his leadership, Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center has met and exceeded the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facility inspections since 2010.  In 2013, achieved and have since maintained accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.  In 2014, successfully implemented a behavior modification program utilizing the cognitive behavioral therapy model.  In 2016, the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center became the first juvenile facility in Illinois to achieve compliance with the United States Department of Justice’s Prison Rape Elimination Act standards.  In 2020 Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center completed the new AOIC facility audit, which determined that they met or exceeded all standards of care for the residents.  

Mr. Brown received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1997 from the Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and his Master of Public Administration in 2011 from the University of Illinois, Springfield.  He currently sits on the Illinois Supreme Court Judicial College Committee on Probation Education, Administrative Office of Illinois Courts Juvenile Detention Standards Committee, Illinois Juvenile Justice Leadership Council, Co-Chair of the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association Detention Committee, Treasurer of the Illinois Probation Court Services Probation Association. 

The Tenth Judicial Circuit welcomes Brian Brown as the new Director of Probation and Court Services.  For more information on this appointment, please contact the Court Administrator at (309) 672-6066. 

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