Kendall County Drug Court

807 W. John Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-4180

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Kendall County Drug Court is to reduce recidivism for non-violent substance using offenders by combining effective treatment and intensive judicial supervision in a therapeutic court setting which uses accountability, support, and individualized treatment plans to encourage offenders to change their lives.

The Kendall County Drug Court program consists of five phases and is a minimum of 14 months in duration. The program is designed for adults who have pled guilty to one or more non-violent felony offense(s) to successfully address issues that they have regarding addiction and recovery.

Those eligible for the program must have a substance use disorder and agree to stop using drugs and alcohol. All participants must be at least 18 years of age, a Kendall County resident, a United States citizen, and have a felony pending. All participants must receive approval from the Court prior to admission.

Participants in the Drug Court program are required to engage in substance abuse counseling, attend frequent status review hearings, meet with Drug Court team members regularly, submit to frequent and random breath and urine screenings, have home visits by Drug Court team members, attend self-help support groups, obtain employment and/or attend school, and pay court fines, restitution and treatment expenses. The Court awards incentives for compliant behavior and imposes sanctions for negative behavior.

The Drug Court team consists of the following members:
Drug Court Coordinator
State’s Attorney
Public Defender
Director or Court Services/Probation Officer
Representative of the Sheriff’s Office
Treatment Providers from the Kendall County Health Department

Melissa Burian
Drug Court Coordinator
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm; Monday – Friday
Phone: 630–553-4926

If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating in this program please complete the following form and return to Court Administration or email to

Referral form
Drug Court Brochure


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