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Crossroads Adult Transition Center

Ervin Robinson, Supervisor

Facility Data

Crossroads Adult Transition Center
Opened: August 1983
*Operational Capacity: 374
Transitional Security Male
Population: 171 (as of 6/30/23)
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $23,076 (FY16)

*Operational capacity is the maximum number of beds a facility has; to include all health care, crisis, restricted housing, protective custody, isolation, R&Cs, and future beds that are down for repair. Data reflects a bed space capacity census that was conducted in August 2022.


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Facility Address

Business Mail:
3210 West Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
3210 West Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624

Phone: (773) 533-5000
Fax: (773) 533-0828

Facility Information

The Safer Foundation's Crossroads Adult Transition Center (ATC) mission is to reduce recidivism by supporting, through a full spectrum of services, the efforts of people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community. From the beginning, Crossroads adopted a philosophy that good programming is good security and good security is good programming. In practice that means that residents who are active in programs create far less security problems than those who are not, and where there is structure and order, programs can be effectively implemented.

The Safer Foundation's Crossroads ATC center has a 330-bed capacity and is located at 3210 W. Arthington, on the west side of Chicago. Crossroads ATC provides programming for residents at the point of entry. A series of comprehensive assessments is given to every resident. The results allow staff to develop effective programming to meet their needs. These programs are designed to provide skills, education, opportunities and resources in an attempt to reduce recidivism. The facility consists of one building with four community-style living units, which house general population individuals in custody.

Individual in Custody Programs


  • GED (General Educational Development)
  • Higher Educational Programs (off-site)

Vocational (off-site):

  • Culinary Arts
  • Building Maintenance

Volunteer Services:

  • Literacy Services
  • Religious Services
  • Community Services


  • Case Management Services
  • Cognitive Therapies
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Family Support Services
  • Job Readiness Skills
  • Employment Retention Training
  • Community Work Crews
  • Anger Management
  • Library
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Life Skills
  • Resource Room
  • Employment Services
  • Community Services
  • Holiday Events
  • Honor Program
  • Internship