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Fox Valley ATC
« on: March 06, 2006, 10:13:01 AM »
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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 10:34:06 AM »


Fox Valley Adult Transition Center 

Opened: April 1972
*Operational Capacity: 128
Transitional Security Female
*Current Population: 128
Average Age: 36
FY2010 Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $15,901.00 

*As of 5/31/2012. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2012 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.
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IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driverís license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driverís license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitorís date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.

Monday - Friday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Facility Address

Business Mail:
1329 North Lake Street
Aurora, IL 60506

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
1329 North Lake Street
Aurora, IL 60506 

Phone: (630) 897-5610
Fax: (630) 897-1386

Facility Information

It is the mission of Fox Valley Adult Transition Center (ATC) to provide within the guidelines of appropriate custodial care a continuum of programs and services for the female offender, who transitions from an institution to an ATC, to the community and discharge from parole that addresses the unique medical, social, psychological and educational needs of the committed female.

Fox Valley ATC is a Transitional Security Adult Female facility that provides for a positive transition from the institution to life in the community through the use of a four-step level system. With the assistance of counselors and use of programs, all residents are expected to seek full time employment or attend educational or vocational training.

Fox Valley Adult ATC was formerly known as the Kane County Springbrook Tuberculosis Sanitarium. In April 1972, the Illinois Department of Corrections opened Fox Valley Community Correctional Center as work release facility housing male offenders. In August 2000, the center was converted to a female facility joining the Women and Family Services Division.

The center is a single four-story brick structure housing administrative offices, counseling, volunteer and educational programs and up to 128 female residents. The first floor holds the administrative offices, dietary area and a toy room where residents can spend time with their children during visits. The third and fourth floors house the 40 resident rooms.

Inmate Programs

Academic:

    ABE (Adult Basic Education)
    GED (General Education Development)
    College courses available in community

Volunteer Services:

    Religious
    12 Step Recovery
    Life Skills
    Substance Abuse
    Anger Management
    Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
    Leisure Time Activity
    Library

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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 07:58:48 PM »
Does anyone know what is allowed to be brought in for Inmates. I need to visit someone, and her daughters made her a couple little things for Mother's Day. One is a tissue paper with a pipe cleaner stem. The other two things are very soft foam material. A heart and something to hang on a door knob. I am wondering if they would allow such items.

And when going to visit, can you bring money to buy something out of a machine? I was at this facility once over ten years ago and can't remember anything.

Thanks for any answers. The COs are not that helpful when you call, and I have had trouble getting anyone to answer the phone.
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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 07:26:21 AM »
Hello,
I have a loved one transitioning to fox valley atc, is there a list of belongings that we can bring her... Do we just call there and ask.  What about money for food and phones.
Any response is appreciated .
Thanks so much,
Nancy

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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 02:51:32 PM »
Hello,
I have a loved one transitioning to fox valley atc, is there a list of belongings that we can bring her... Do we just call there and ask.  What about money for food and phones.
Any response is appreciated .
Thanks so much,
Nancy

Hi Nancy  Unfortunately, you cannot bring or mail anything to inmates except books and magazines and photos (no alcohol in the pictures).  Mail up to 5 books/magzines at a time.  You can mail paper, but it can't be blank.  It must have a few sentences on it but that can be re-used for your friend (?) to write letters on.  When you go to visit, you can take up to 5 books/magazines.  Put inmates name and number in them and give to the CO's when you check in.  They should be given to your friend within a few days.  If you look further here on IPT, you can find exactly what is allowed to be mailed.  It will say things about what can't be in pictures, etc.  There are also ideas of things to send like puzzle books, adult coloring books, etc.  People have printed out game boards on paper and I think you can even download those from IPT.

If you look here on IPT it will tell you in great detail how you get a vending machine card when you go to check in at your visit so you can get food and drinks (for visitors and inmates) while you visit.  Remember to take a $5 bill.  It must be a $5, not 5 $1 bills and they will not make change for larger bills.  

For the phone, again if you look further here on IPT it will give you exact information about setting up phone service.  It is a company called Securus.  You set up an account and give a list of phone numbers you want the inmate to be able to call.  Your account will be charged when the inmate talks to anyone on the numbers you put on your account.  You have to add money to the account if you prepay, which is what I did for convenience.  I know you can have an account where they bill monthly too.  Before the inmate can call out, they have to turn in a list of people they want to call and it has to be approved at by their facility.  That can take some time, even up to 4+ weeks. Once you have the phone account set up and the list is approved, the inmate can call.

This site has a wealth of info and many caring people to give support and answer questions. Good luck.




NOTE FROM ADMIN:  This information is accurate but it is general prison information, things are different in ATC's.



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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 03:21:16 PM »
Hello,
I have a loved one transitioning to fox valley atc, is there a list of belongings that we can bring her... Do we just call there and ask.  What about money for food and phones.
Any response is appreciated .
Thanks so much,
Nancy

I know others have posted in the other ATC threads about what you can bring in, I will try to find some of those posts and put the links here.

Also, I hope someone with a LO in an ATC sees this and can help as things are totally different in the ATC's as they are in the regular prisons.
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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 10:22:16 PM »
I cannot speak as to the specific rules at Fox Valley, but after your l/o is transferred you should be able to drop off clothes, shoes, a watch, toiletries, bedding, a pillow, hangers, stamps, envelopes, a roll of quarters and a Walmart gift card (as long as that is the approved shopping facility).  You should also be able to include some books and other reading materials. She can also have a clock radio, a clip on fan and a portable cd player, though I am unsure whether or not she must purchase these items herself from Walmart.
The phone provider is Securus, as it is throughout all of IDOC, and as long as you have an account set up it should transfer regardless of the facility that she is at.  Your l/o will still have access to her inmate trust account and can draw down a certain amount every two weeks, so until she gets a job that is the way that you can provide her with money.
It would be best to contact Fox Valley ATC to double check about the items that you are bringing, as there are rules about the frequency of drop-offs.  Just get your questions together and ask them all at once.
Congratulations on this transition!  ATC rules are strict, but being there is an incredible opportunity that many would love to have while few get the chance.  Urge her to follow the rules and get a job asap, and soon she will be coming home on the weekends!

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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 12:26:10 AM »
Congrats on getting to an ATC!!!  It's one step closer to home!  Good luck  :wc7:



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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 12:13:18 AM »
Hello,
I have a loved one transitioning to fox valley atc, is there a list of belongings that we can bring her... Do we just call there and ask.  What about money for food and phones.
Any response is appreciated .
Thanks so much,
Nancy

I know others have posted in the other ATC threads about what you can bring in, I will try to find some of those posts and put the links here.

Also, I hope someone with a LO in an ATC sees this and can help as things are totally different in the ATC's as they are in the regular prisons.
Hello,
I have a loved one transitioning to fox valley atc, is there a list of belongings that we can bring her... Do we just call there and ask.  What about money for food and phones.
Any response is appreciated .
Thanks so much,
Nancy
Nancy
I apologize for not seeing that it was an ATC your friend was going to.  Please disregard what I said as I am sure it is quite different for the ATC.  That is great that your friend is going there.


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Re: Fox Valley ATC
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 03:23:11 AM »
I wanted to post some updated information for the Fox Valley ATC.  Below are the regulations for all ATC centers and the added benefits and rules for Fox Valley:

All ATC Facilities:

Upon arrival, the ATC resident is on Level 1.  This is the orientation phase. This level lasts 30 days and means that they can go to Walmart (or the approved shopping facility) on 2 staff-accompanied shopping trips and can go on unescorted job searches.  They automatically progress to level 2 after the 30 days is over.

 
Level 2 is a 60-day level.  During this time they can go to Walmart 2 times a month, unaccompanied, and is able to go on unescorted trips to the bank. During this time period they are also able to go on job searches that are approved by the counselor and, in Peoria, they can go to One Technology Plaza for job search resources and assistance.   During this time period they are expected to find a job. 

After the 60-day time period they will be promoted to level 3, though they can be kept on level 2 if they have not found a job yet. 

On Level 3 they are given one 48-hour CCL (correctional center leave) pass, during which they can go to their approved homesite, as long as they have a job and have received at least one paycheck. 

They are also given 24 hours of IRT (inmate recreation time) to be used each month which can be used to shop and go out to approved restaurants to eat.  Level 3 is a 30-day level and after this time period is over they will progress to level 4. 


On Level 4 they will receive 4, 48-hour, CCL passes home each month.  They will also get 48 hours of IRT to be used each month.

Fox Valley:

Fox Valley allows for a level 4 Honors program.  You must be on level 4, in good standing for 4 months before moving to the honors program.  This allows an inmate to have a CCCL pass for 72 hours at home 5 times per month.  While at home you can have up to 8 hours out on a pass.  1 pass must be to home that has a landline (family or friend) and 1 pass can be a public outing to a restaurant, shopping, movies, etc.  You cannot take 2 public outings on the same day.  In an emergency situation you can request to visit a family member that has been hospitalized or put in a nursing home. 

To stay leveled up you must maintain 35 hours a week at work for the CCCL (Home Passes) and IRT (Individual Release Time) passes.  You must also maintain 30 hours a week of work to stay off the in house porter list.

Fox Valley no longer offers any college classes on site but once you hit Level 3 you can enroll in outside college classes.  You will not get IDOC contract days for these college classes.

You must meet support class meetings on all levels: Substance Abuse, NA, AA, CA, GA,  Overeaters Anonymous, etc.  These meetings are held at the Fox Valley Fellowship or Presence Hospital.

Level 1 - 1 in house meeting weekly.
Level 2 - 1 in house meeting weekly.
Level 3 - 1 outside meeting weekly.
Level 4 - 2 outside meetings weekly.
Level 4 Honors - 2 outside meetings weekly.

Upon arrival at Fox Valley (always on Friday) you will go through a series of orientation phases to meet with the social worker, substance abuse counselor, and your own counselor within the first few days.

You will be able to make a phone call to your family.  They will be able to drop some things off to you that are on the approved list but you will not be able to visit them until your visiting list is approved.  Your family can also mail items in.  DO NOT have your family send cash in the mail!!!

The new porter list comes out on Saturday nights for the following week.  You will be assigned a kitchen job or in house porter on the 7-3, 3-11, or 11-7 shift.  The porter list changes weekly.  You will remain on the porter list until you turn in your 1st full paycheck.

On the second week you are at Fox Valley you will go to the DMV to obtain your state ID card and social security office if you need a replacement SS card.

Once you meet with the employment counselor you will be able to look for work.  The employment counselor will help place you at a job or you can go to Job Services to look for your own job.  The longer you wait to find a job the longer you will be on the porter list.  Once you hit level 4 you can work 2 jobs if you choose to.

Usually around week 3 you will meet with the Warden.  They will explain the expectations of you while at the facility.  This facility has ZERO tolerance for drugs and/or alcohol.  You will be sent back within a week if you have a dirty drop!!!!  There are other cases for being sent back depending on the severity of the issue, any tickets received, your conduct etc.

If IDOC kicks your name out for ED your counselor will submit the paperwork.  Otherwise you will have to be a level 4 for the counselor to put you in for ED.  If you are approved for ED it is at the discretion of the parole officer to allow movement while on the ankle monitor.  Some officers allow work only movement and some officers allow no movement at all unless it is medical as you are technically still an inmate but serving your time at home.

If you complete the Fox Valley ATC successfully the warden will submit paperwork for you to be released off parole in 3 months.  However it is up to the discretion of the parole officer to follow this recommendation.
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