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The Rhoda Bresler Children's Room

The Children's Room in the Daley Center is a special place for children who must be witnesses or whose parents must appear in court. You need not worry about your children while they are in The Children's Room. They can only leave with the person who brought them.

If you are the parent of a child witness, or if you are involved in litigation in a courtroom in the Daley Center, please allow your child to wait in a bright, comfortable, child-centered place. The Children's Room can accommodate a limited number of children aged 4-12.

Children's Waiting Rooms are also available in District 2 (Skokie) District 4 (Maywood), District 5 (Bridgeview) and District 6 (Markham).

It is scary when children must go to court and tell about bad things they have seen or which have happened to them. It is frightening when their parents are angry and are fighting in court. It is worse when these children must wait in stuffy courtrooms, forbidding interview rooms, in crowded hallways with nothing to do.

Contact Information

For information regarding the Children’s Advocacy Rooms please contact:

Sylvia McCullum
Executive Director
69 West Washington Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-1945

For information regarding the Children’s Advocacy Clinic at Domestic Violence Court
please contact:
Lidia Guerra
(312) 325-9115

Locations and Times
Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street Room 1309
(312) 603-6252

Marriage and Family Counseling Center
69 West Washington Street, 10th Floor
(312) 603-1544

Expedited Child Support Center
32 West Randolph, 14th Floor
(312) 603-1256

Juvenile Court
1100 South Hamilton, Main Floor
(312) 433-6909

Second Municipal District
Skokie Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road, Room 155B
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 470-7536

Fourth Municipal District
Loyola Children’s Center at Maybrook
1500 Maybrook Drive, 2nd Floor
Maywood, IL
(708) 786-2464

Fifth Municipal District
Bridgeview Courthouse
10220 South 76th Avenue, Room 235
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
(708) 974-7023

Sixth Municipal District
K.C. Conlon Children's Room
16501 South Kedzie, 1st Floor
Markham, IL
(708) 232-4282

Domestic Violence Court
555 West Harrison, 1st Floor
(312) 325-9110

Languages: Spanish speaker on site. A Spanish or Polish interpreter can be provided at your request.