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Assistance for Special Needs

The Seventh Judicial Circuit of Illinois is proactive in providing equal access to the court for people with disabilities. The following are some of the initiative provided by the court.

Assisted Listening Devices for Courtrooms
Each courtroom can be equipped with an Assistive Listening System. Contact the court officer, Jury Commission, or Court Administration to have a device placed in the courtroom.

Building Access and Accommodations
The buildings and facilities used by the courts are fully compliant with barriers and signage requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Reserved Accessible Parking
There are numerous reserved parking spaces located within easy access near the entrances to our facilities.

Language Assistance
Sangamon County court shall provide an interpreter for any Limited English Proficient Person who is involved in a legal proceeding as a party or witness. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Illinois state statute (735 ILCS 5/8-1402), the court shall provide a qualified sign language interpreter for deaf or hard of hearing persons who are involved in any legal proceeding as a litigant, witness, victim, juror or spectator. Consistent with the Illinois Criminal Proceeding Interpreter Act, the court shall provide an interpreter for Limited English Proficient defendants in criminal proceedings via a written order (725 ILCS 140/2).

Court Administration Office (217) 753-6360