About the ProgramKids’ Korner, the children’s waiting room in the Lake County Courthouse, provides a safe, fun, and structured environment for children ages 2 - 12 who are in the courthouse to testify in court or whose parents or guardians are conducting court business. While the primary focus of Kids’ Korner is to protect children, the program is also of great benefit to the operation of the court system. Prior to opening Kids’ Korner, children were often left unattended in hallways or were present in courtrooms while their parents conducted court business, putting them at risk of being adversely impacted by the proceedings.
With fewer children present in the hallways and courtrooms, court time, and resources can be utilized more effectively. In addition, parents can be assured that their children are secure and protected from exposure to the confusing adult business taking place inside the courtrooms.
Kids’ Korner provides a safe haven to approximately 200 children each month. Kids’ Korner has serviced over 50,000 children since opening their doors in 1994.