Corrections are diversion strategies being used nationwide for low-level, non-violent offenders and have been proven to reduce future criminal activity and increase public safety.

Safer Foundation believes community corrections, or Adult Transition Centers, are vital to providing incarcerated individuals a chance to restructure and stabilize their lives. Safer is the only non-profit agency to operate two secured residential Adult Transitional Centers (ATCs) on behalf of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Safer’s Adult Transition Centers (ATCs) prepare qualified residents with 6 to 24 months left on their sentence the opportunity to gradually transition to the community. Residents receive assessment and treatment services and can take advantage of highly structured programs that can lead to employment pre and post-release.

Crossroads Adult Transition Center

North Lawndale Adult Transition Center

Program Components

  • Case Management
  • Employment Services/Job Readiness/Retention
  • Cognitive-Based Programming
  • Basic Skills, GED
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Counseling/ Evaluations
  • Community Service
  • Life Skills
  • Family Support
  • Parenting Skills