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The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for visitors to IDJJ facilities has been suspended as of 1/12/23. Visitors may be required to complete a rapid COVID-19 test when they arrive at the facility. 

Illinois Youth Center - St. Charles

Facility Data

Illinois Youth Center St. Charles

Opened: December 1904
Capacity: 348
Level 2 Medium Juvenile Male


Janice Evans 


NOTE: Please review IDJJ Visitation Rules and Information before visiting.

On the first visit to any Illinois Youth Center, the visitors will be required to have a photo identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, or acceptable documentation of non-US citizen including a current passport, Visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their social security numbers if US citizens, and date of birth.

Please have two forms of identification; one should be a photo ID for additional visits.

Visiting hours are on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Facility Address

Business Mail:
3825 Campton Hills Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175

Youth Mail:
3825 Campton Hills Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175


Facility Information

The Illinois Youth Center - St. Charles is a Level 2 medium-security facility. It is unique as a facility because in addition to the general population program, the facility serves as a reception center, processing the majority of all male youth committed to IDJJ.

During the intake process, youth are screened for mental health, substance abuse, and educational needs using a battery of validated screening and assessment tools including the MAYSI-2, YASI, TCU-Screen, GAIN, and clinical interviews. Youth also receive full physical examination.

Current educational opportunities include all classes required for 8th grade and high school graduation, a credit recovery program, and tutoring. Vocational programming will be offered in the near future. IYC St Charles has a vast volunteer network of over 100 volunteers from the local community who provide mentoring, tutoring and religious programs for all faiths. Some of the programs include Jump Start educational tutoring, Malachi Dads parenting group, TREC prayer group, Kane County Young Life Bible Studies, Kane County Torch Mentoring, and many others.

Youth are provided opportunities to visit with extended family and non-relative visits. They are also eligible to earn additional rewards such as increased phone calls, increased commissary privileges, increased recreation on the living units and attendance at special programs. Youth are also offered the opportunity to hold jobs at the facility. Youth jobs include dietary, warehouse, stores, clean-up details, and working with maintenance.