Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

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General Information
Charles West
Public Information Officer
Allyson Bennett: allyson.bennett@nebraska.gov
2720 W Van Dorn St
Lincoln, NE 68522
Mailing Address
P.O. Box #22200
Lincoln, NE 68542

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About the Facility

In the fall of 1967, Legislative Bill 569 created the Work Release Program. It allowed a select group of inmates to be employed in the community and housed during non-working hours in the institutions. A community residential program was established in 1971. The fall of 1991 saw construction begin on a new 200-bed institution. Opened in July 1993, the facility has four housing units (three male and one female) and is designed to house 44 women and 156 men. The facility can currently house 88 women and 312 men.

CCC-L has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.

General Information

Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive environment. Individuals assigned here participate in "work detail" or "work release." 

The first several weeks after arrival are spent on work detail - a job in the community supervised by corrections staff or community staff with specific corrections training. Work detail assignments are generally for NDCS or other state agencies and can include cleaning and road crews., maintenance or administrative office work.

Following a time on work detail, individuals are provided an opportunity to go into the community to look for jobs. Once a job is secured and community corrections staff have been in contact with the employer, individuals can be assigned to work release. Individuals on work release are employed in the community, receive competitive wages and pay applicable taxes. Also available is educational release, where individuals attend local vocational/technical/business/community colleges and universities. Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to and from work and are expected to adhere to a pre-approved schedule.are responsible for his/her own clothing and personal items and pay room and board of $12 per day.

Directions to the Facility

From Interstate 80, take Exit 397 (Hwy 77 South/Beatrice) and continue approximately 4 miles to the "Lincoln via Van Dorn Street" exit and turn right (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles.

If northbound on Hwy 77 from Beatrice, exit at the "Lincoln via Van Dorn Street" / "Pioneers Park" signs and turn left (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles. CCC-L is located on the right (the north entrance to Pioneers Park is on the left).


Visiting Hours
Housing Units B, E, T Visiting Hours
Saturdays1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sundays7:00pm - 10:00pm
Recognized Holidays *8:00am - 10:00am
Housing Units C, D, T Visiting Hours
Saturdays7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sundays1:00pm - 4:00pm
Recognized Holidays *1:00pm - 3:00pm

* Recognized holidays:  New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  The additional times for visiting will only occur when the holiday falls on a non-visiting day.

Visiting Procedures


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Programs & Services

Below is a brief record of every available program and service provided by this correctional facility. If it there is any additional facility-specific information pertaining to these programs and services, it will be found under the "Additional Information" tab.

**Please keep in mind that if there is no additional information provided by the facility, the "Additional Information" tab will not be displayed.
Program Description Type
Non-residential Treatment for Substance Abuse: IOP & OP

Intensive outpatient and outpatient services are available to individuals with lower-need substance abuse disorders.

Clinical Treatment
Living Well

This program provides individuals with techniques to manage chronic health conditions.  

Non-Clinical Programs
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention. It is facilitated by correctional staff members and operated by group members. The program targets criminal thinking and reduces the risk of recidivism.  

Non-Clinical Programs
Thinking for a Change

Thinking for a Change is a high-level cognitive behavioral program developed by the National Institute of Corrections. The program uses role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders.

Non-Clinical Programs
WRAP: Vocational and Life Skills Program

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. WRAP®, which is currently being used in Restrictive Housing, addresses a number of physical, mental health and life issues. 

Non-Clinical Programs
Adult Basic Education

Program assists adult inmates working toward high school equivalency, or in need of basic skill refresher regardless of diploma status. 

Need Addressed:  Education

Education Programs

English as a second language (ESL) is designed to aid those students not fluent in English learn to speak, read, hear and write the language so they can better function in society. 

Education Programs
High School

NDCS operates its own school district with a high school. Students of all ages may attend high school classes. Individuals under 18 who have not graduated from high school are required to be in school. Students can earn a high school diploma. 

Education Programs
Job Skills & Readiness

This program teaches communication skills for relationship building, which provides greater ability to obtain employment. 

Education Programs
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a workshop that that provides insight on topics such as anger and relationships; and new ways to address disagreements.  

Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.  

Pro-Social Activities
Religious Programming

The Nebraska Department of Correctional services provides accommodations for 20 different religions. Inmates may attend a variety of religious services.

Pro-Social Activities
Sports leagues

A variety of different sports leagues are offered throughout NDCS facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.

Pro-Social Activities
Discharge Planning

Approximately four to five months prior to discharge, reentry specialists work with individuals to ensure a reentry plan is completed. The plan allows for a smooth transition to the community and focuses on housing, transportation, employment, education, and medical/mental health services as needed. 

Reentry Services
Reentry planning

Clients develop comprehensive reentry plans that include housing/transitional living, employment/education, transportation, ID credentials, medical/mental and behavioral health treatment.

Reentry Services
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Crisis Intervention

Provided on an as-needed basis, clinicians are available to assist individuals in a mental health crisis.  

Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Healthy Living

This program, delivered by a wellness expert, provides preventative health education and nutrition.

Individual/Group Psychotherapy

Licensed, clinical therapists provide one-on-one or group therapy sessions as needed. 

Restrictive Housing

Restrictive Housing conducts out of cell and front of cell assessments, treatment plans and segregation mental status evaluations. 

Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

Risk Assessments and Psychological Evaluations provide diagnosis clarification, intelligence testing and Dementia screening. 

Skilled Nursing Facility

On-call Skilled Nursing Facilities manage crises dealing with medical emergencies, behavioral issues and suicide watches.

Transition Services

Transition Services are available to those transitioning to or from general population or protective management. Mental Health professionals may assists with these services.

Assistance for Social Security Application

Social workers provide assistance in obtaining and completing Social Security applications to individuals who qualify and are 90 days from discharge, post-release supervision or parole. 

Need addressed:  Re-entry for those who may qualify for Social Security benefits due to age or disability.

Social Work Services
Community Coordination

Social workers coordinate with a variety of community providers and agencies for mental health services, substance abuse treatment and medical services. Providers include the Veteran's Administration, DHHS, treatment agencies, private practice and non-profit organizations.

Needs Addressed:  Housing, medical, mental health, basic needs, re-entry.  

Social Work Services
Living Needs

Social workers assist individuals with high medical/mental health needs to find clothing resources, apply for benefits or general assistance and other life needs.  

Social Work Services
Medical Services Coordination

Social workers assist individuals with high medical needs to set appointments for medication management, healthcare and provide resources to obtain medical insurance. 

Social Work Services
Specialized Housing Services

Social workers provide assistance to individuals with high medical/mental health needs to obtain transitional living, assisted living or skilled nursing care, as needed. 

Social Work Services
Specialized Population Served

Specialized Population Served offers services for inmates with mental illness or serious chronic medical conditions that are high risk and multi-needs. 

Social Work Services
ABC Applied Construction Math

This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as calculating area, angles, volumes, pressure, shapes; solving for the unknown; and reading measurements.

Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: OSHA Certificate***

"The Core Curriculum" is the foundation course for all National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) apprenticeship training programs. It is followed by a building project that allows students to experience work-based and learn hands-on applications in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, roofing, finish carpentry and painting. 

Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC OSHA General Industries

Course provides entry-level information about employee rights; employer responsibilities; how to file a complaint; how to identify and prevent job related hazards.  

Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association ***

This grant program provides short-term transitional housing and supported employment services for formerly incarcerated adults living with behavioral health issues. (HOPE, REAL, Honu House) 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Released and Restored

Released and Restored provides life skills training for employment, finances and consumer education. The program also focuses on helping individuals learn critical thinking skills, recognize distorted thinking and develop techniques to address problem areas.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs

Rentwise educates renters on how to obtain and keep rental housing.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ResCare Workforce Services: Vocational & Life Skills Program ***

ResCare provides incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals with job preparation and job retention services. 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program: Vocational and Life Skills Program ***

The TRADE Program teaches life skills core classes including Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Communication, Personal Finance, Healthy Relationships, Basic Computer and Job Prep. 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs

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