Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug Use Prevention
- Community – The Anti-Drug (CTAD)
- CTAD Parent Resource Guide
- Stand Strong – serving Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Prairie View, and families in Stevenson High School District 125
- Linking Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD) – serving North Chicago and Shields Township
- Choose Your Path – serving Wauconda School District 118
- Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force
- Lake County Opioid Initiative
- College of Lake County – Behavioral Choice Module (BCM)
- Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services (CABS)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
- LGBTQ+ Center – Nikki Michele, Executive Director, 224-419-4095; Schedule a meeting with Nikki
- The Trevor Project – 24-hour Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
- PFLAG – Chapters in Grayslake and Deerfield
- Substance Use Disorder in the LGBTQ+ Community – Educational Guide by Bicycle Health
720 ILCS 405/5-915
There is a misconception about juvenile records. Although juvenile court records are kept confidential from the general public, certain government agencies and employers are allowed access to them. The expungement of juvenile court records means that those records are completely destroyed.
In 2017, Illinois passed a law that allowed certain juvenile court records to be automatically expunged upon certain conditions. A law was also passed to allow certain juvenile court records to be automatically expunged after two years following the completion of a period of probation. This was a significant change because it meant that juveniles would no longer be responsible for filling out the cumbersome paperwork to have their court records expunged. However, if you had a juvenile court case prior to 2018, your court records will not be automatically expunged. Also note that some court cases are not eligible for automatic expungement even after 2018. Therefore, you will need to file the necessary paperwork with the Lake County Clerk’s Office in Vernon Hills. At this time, the paperwork must be filed in person or mailed if you do not live in the area. There is no fee to file this paperwork.
The following contains the necessary information and forms to file a request to expunge juvenile records.
- Expungement Packet (PDF)
- Expungement FAQ (PDF)
- Request to Expunge Juvenile Record Form (PDF)
- Additional Juvenile Records Form (PDF)
- Additional Arresting Agencies Form (PDF)
- Notice of Filing for Juvenile Expungement Form (PDF)
You can also get the forms free of charge by contacting the Illinois State Appellate Defender at:
P.O. Box 5240, Springfield, IL 62705-5240
In addition, the Illinois Legal Aid Office provides a guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will generate the forms for you. This is free of charge.