John Howard Association of Illinois (JHA) works to achieve a fair, humane and cost-effective criminal justice system by promoting adult and juvenile prison reform, leading to successful re-integration and enhanced community safety.
Lawrence Correctional Center (Lawrence) is located in Lawrence County, Illinois, about a four hour drive south of Chicago and an hour southeast of Effingham, near the Indiana border. It is a medium-security male facility within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
Illinois Youth Center (IYC)-Pere Marquette (Pere Marquette) is a minimum-security facility for boys. Located more than five hours southwest of Chicago, and about an hour outside of St. Louis, Pere Marquette serves as the only step-down facility in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ).
Crossroads Adult Transitional Center (ATC) (Crossroads) is located on the west side of Chicago. It is a minimum-security male facility, one of four ATCs remaining within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Crossroads has been operated contractually by the non-profit Safer Foundation (Safer) for more than 30 years.
Danville Correctional Center (Danville) is located in Danville, Illinois, about a two and a half hours drive south of Chicago and 40 minute drive east of Champaign at the Indiana border. It is a medium-security male facility that offers notable volunteer educational programs within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), including the University of Illinois’ Education Justice Project and the Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary.
Located more than five hours south of Chicago, and about a 45-minute drive east of Carbondale, Illinois Youth Center-Harrisburg (Harrisburg) serves as the male southern reception and classification center (R&C) for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ).