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North Lawndale ATC

Bobby Moore, Supervisor

Facility Data

North Lawndale Adult Transition Center
Opened: June 2000
*Operational Capacity: 208
Transitional Security Male
Population: 156 (as of 6/30/23)
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $30,918 (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:
2839 West Fillmore

Chicago, IL 60612

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
2839 West Fillmore

Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (773) 638-8480
Fax: (773) 638-8498

Facility Information

The mission of Safer Foundation's North Lawndale Adult Transition Center (ATC) 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, North Lawndale 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 North Lawndale ATC has a 200-bed capacity and is located at 2839 W. Fillmore on the west side of Chicago. The facility and the programs of North Lawndale ATC are designed for individuals in custody in work-release status transitioning from secure custody and preparing for parole. The security system within the facility enables staff to monitor residents' living, common and recreation areas and streets in the area around the facility. 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)
  • Literacy

Volunteer Services:

  • Literacy Services
  • Faith Based
  • Recreational
  • Mentoring
  • Counseling
  • Religious Services


  • Case Management Services
  • Cognitive Therapies
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Family Support Services
  • Employment Retention Training
  • Community Work Crews
  • Anger Management
  • Life Skills