Office of the Will County Public Defender
Joliet, IL
Criminal Division
58 E. Clinton, Suite 210
Joliet, IL 60432
Ph: (815) 727-8666
Juvenile Division
3202 W. McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Ph: (815) 730-7090

Public Service Work Sites

Public Service Work (PSW) Sites
(Updated 11/2017)


If you have been ordered by the Court as part of your sentence to perform community service work, it is not optional.  

Below, you will find a list of not-for-profit organizations in and around Will County.  You do not have to perform your community service work at one of the sites listed; however, if you choose an unlisted site, you must provide proof to the court that the organization is not-for-profit.  The organization should be able to provide you with the necessary documentation.

In order to be credited for your time, written proof must be provided on the organization’s letterhead with the following:
-    Dates the work was performed
-    Hours worked
-    Type of work performed (cleaning, filing, etc.)
-    Name, title, and contact number of your supervisor at the PSW site

Please keep a copy of the letter for your own records.  The original must be submitted to the Court.  Please note that the Court may call and verify the accuracy of the letter.  Failure to perform PSW could result in the filing of a petition to revoke your supervision, conditional discharge, or probation.  You may face jail time.

Working for a business and not getting paid will not meet the requirements for your PSW time.  You must not receive financial compensation for any of your efforts.

Each organization reserves the right to exclude certain offenses and may have a minimum age requirement and/or screening process.  If you are denied the opportunity to do your PSW with an organization, it is your responsibility to bring proof of the denial to Court.  This does not excuse you from not completing your PSW hours – contact another agency!

4-H of Will County
Beth LaPlante or Mariana Maldonado
University of Illinois – Extension
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-9296
** Juveniles and adults
** Background check required on adults
** Bilingual


Agape Missions (HIV/AIDS support/counseling)
Jill Skole
840 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 723-1548 (ext. 21)
** Bilingual


Anger Adjusters
Debralee Townsend
2123 Tamarack Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 725-8014
** Bilingual

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties
Mike Trafton
417 W. Taylor Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 723-2227
** Office and grounds work only – no work with children
** Weekdays only
** No drug offenses
** No violent offenses


Boys and Girls Club
Khalil Dail
P.O. Box 683
226 E. Clinton Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 723-3434
** Open 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm during school year, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm during summer
** No crimes against children
** Bilingual


Boy Scouts of America - Rainbow Council
Ted Karns
2600 N. Winterbottom Road
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-4450
** No crimes against children
** Adults and juveniles


Campfire USA Illinois Prairie Council
Lynn Coneri
45 W. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-5160
** Adults only
** Physical work
**  Limited hours available


Cornerstone Services
Christy Hartz
777 Joyce Road
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 741-5191
** Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
** Criminal background check required
** No battery or identity theft offenses
** Prefers traffic offenses only
** Adults only


Daybreak Center (Shelter)
Stephanie Ambrose
611 E. Cass
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 774-4663, ext. 3138
** Hours:  Mon – Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
** Traffic cases only
** Adults only
** Bilingual


Forest Preserve District of Will County
Renee Gauchat
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-8191 **  Weekday and weekend hours
** Adults and juveniles (parent must be present on first day)
** Bilingual


Franciscan Village
Corrine Pope
1270 Village Drive
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 243-3499
** No felonies
** Adults and juveniles
** Mon - Fri 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat -Sun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
** Drug test required
** Bilingual – housekeeping only


The H.E.A.R.T. Organization (Helping, Enriching, Advising, Reaching, and Teaching)
Joan Robinson
Bolingbrook Community Center
201 Canterbury Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 226-8742
** Juveniles only (13-18 yrs old)
**Adults on a case by case basis
** No sex offenses
** Tues, Thurs, and Fri 5:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Hill Memorial Center
Sandra Jones
402 Singleton Place, Lower Level
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 723-0942 or (815) 723-2009
** Waitlist
**Traffic only
** Adults and juveniles
** Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Joliet Area Community Hospice
Sam Greco
250 Water Stone Circle
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 740-4104
** Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
** No felonies
** Bilingual



Joliet Park District
4000 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60431
** Must apply in person, no phone calls

 

Meals on Wheels
Sharon Bockholdt
700 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-5885 (after 1:00 p.m.)
** No evening or weekend opportunities
** No theft or violent crimes (case by case basis for first time offenders of violent crimes)
** Adults and juveniles

 

Morning Star Mission
Marilyn Farmer
350 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-5780
** No battery, resisting, theft, sexual assault offenses, or felonies accepted
** Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


National Trust for Historic Preservation (The Gaylord Building)
Pamela Owens
200 W. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-9400
** Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, some weekends
** No gang offenses
** Non-violent offenses only
**No sexual assault offenses
** No crimes involving children


Peter Claver Center
Ozzie Mitchell
172 S. Chicago Street
P.O. Box 417
Joliet, IL 60434
(815) 722-6361
** No drug offenses
** No gang offenses
** No violent offenses
** Prefers traffic or misdemeanors, felonies on case by case basis

 

River Valley Justice Center
Bob Evans
3200 W. McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 730-7163
** Adults and juveniles
** Mon - Thurs 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 

Road 2 Recovery Community Services
Rick Williams
21020 80th Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 464-6554
** Adults and juveniles
** Sun - Sat, hours vary
** No sex offenses
** Bilingual

 

Sacred Heart Church
771 Fulton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 898-4165
*Adults only
*Traffic offenses only
*Bilingual


Salvation Army
Sharon Leigh
300 Third Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 726-4834 (ext. 201)
** Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
** Juveniles (16 - 18 yrs old) require adult supervision
** No crimes involving child molestation
** Theft offenses on case by case basis
** Bilingual
** Call for appointment
** $5.00 needed for background check

 

SOS Children’s Village
Karen Bartmeen
17545 Village Lane
Lockport, IL 60441
(312) 882-8497
** Opportunities are rare
** Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
** Adults only
** No crimes involving children
** Bilingual



Spanish Community Center
Monica Vasquez
309 N. Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-3683
** Mon - Fri (weekends and evenings are sometimes available)
** Juveniles must be signed in and out by parent
** Drug and sex offenses require close supervision
** Bilingual  



Sunny Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Center
Karen Sorbero
421 Doris Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8710
** Adults and juveniles (16+)
** Screening process and criminal background check required
** No theft, drug, battery, prostitution, or sex offenses
** Prefers only DUI or traffic offenses
** TB test required (paid by Sunny Hill)
** Photo id and Court Order required
** Weekday and weekend hours available – minimal evening hours



Trinity Services
Karen Patterson
301 Veteran's Parkway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 717-3750
** No theft, drug, battery, or sex offenses
** Adults only
** Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Vilaseca Daycare Center
Sr. Araceli Perez
351 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-1467
**Traffic offenses only
**Adults only
**Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (some weekends)
**Bilingual

 

Warren-Sharpe Community Center
Kay Bolden
454 S. Joliet Street
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 722-2727
** Summer hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Regular hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
** Juveniles allowed
** No convictions of crimes against children
** No sex offenses
** Background check required



Will County Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Tom Bellos
200 S. Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 726-1880
** DUI and traffic offenses only
** Tues – Sat 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
** Bilingual



YMCA of Greater Joliet
3 locations:
749 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
 
1350 S. Briggs Street
Joliet, IL 60433
 
15120 Wallin Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544

(815) 729-9622

**Must apply in person, no phone calls
** Adults only
** No felonies
** Screening process and criminal background check required
** Office and grounds work only - no work with children
** Limited hours available - Weekdays only