John Howard Association of Illinois

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.

Save the date — Annual Meeting


John Howard Association of Illinois

Annual Meeting

Monday, October 13, 2014

Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: Magianno’s, 516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Keynote speaker: Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and Chair of the National Research's Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration in the United States.

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IYC-Pere Marquette

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).

Read JHA's 2013 report on IYC-Pere Marquette.

Crossroads ATC

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.

Read JHA's 2014 report on Crossroads.

Danville Correctional Center

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.

Read JHA's 2013 report on Danville.