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Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

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General Information
Warden
Barb Lewien
Public Information Officer
Tammie Bamesberger
Phone
402.471.0740
Address
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
Mens Housing Units B, E, T Visiting Hours - Main Building Visiting Room
Thursday6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays *8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mens Housing Units C, D, T Visiting Hours - Main Building Visiting Room
Thursday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays *1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Womens Housing Wings A, B Visiting Hours - Womens Unit Visiting Room
Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays*8:30 am - 10:30 am
Womens Housing Wings C, D Visiting Hours - Womens Unit Visiting Room
Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays*1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CCC-L Family Council Meeting: Please come to the Main Building Visiting Room at CCC-L to participate. The next date is January 16, 2020 at 4 pm.

CCC-L Family Council Information and Guidelines


Recognized children service organizations wishing to make arrangements to bring children to visit an incarcerated parent may contact the facility Unit Administrator.

* 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


 

Programs

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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.
Programsort descending Description Type
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***

This program provides an overview of safety applications on a construction site as well as training on governmental regulations.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC OSHA General Industries

This 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
Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education assists adult incarcerated students work toward high school equivalency, or refresh skills regardless of diploma status.


Need Addressed:  Education

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. 

Non-Clinical Programs
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.

Reentry Services
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

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
Crisis Intervention

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


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Destination Dads-Common Sense Parenting

Provides parents with a menu of techniques that will aid them in building positive family relationships; preventing and correcting misbehavior; using consequences to improve behavior.  Teaches self-control and how to stay calm.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Discharge Planning

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.


Need addressed:  Re-entry

Reentry Services
ESL/ELL

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.


Needs addressed:  Education; life skills

Education Programs
Health Course

This program, delivered by a wellness expert, provides workshops on preventative health education and nutrition, such as Men's Birth Control; Date Abuse; Bullying; Gender Boxes; and Hygiene.


Need addressed:  Health.

High School

NDCS operates its own school district with a high school. Students of all ages may attend high school classes. Individuals under 22 who have not graduated from high school are required to be in school. Students over 22 need to go through an application process.


 Need addressed:  Education.

Education Programs
Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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


Need addressed:  mental health

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.


Needs addressed:  Social work services.

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 upon release:


Needs addressed:  Health, mental health, life skills, re-entry.

Social Work Services
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
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention which leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior. 


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Non-residential Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (IOP)

A drug/alcohol abuse program available for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for the residential program due to lower level substance abuse issues.


Needs addressed:  alcohol, drugs.

Clinical Treatment
Non-residential Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OP)

Outpatient substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for residential or intensive substance abuse services due to lower level substance abuse issues.


Needs addressed:  drugs and alcohol abuse.

Clinical Treatment
Reentry planning

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


Need addressed:  Reentry.

Reentry Services
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.


Needs Addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Religious Classses and activities

Variety of classes, workshops and religious services designed to help inmates with support and spiritual development.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social, support.

Pro-Social Activities
Restorative Circle

A support group for incarcerated individuals working on restorative justice.


Needs addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

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


Need addressed:  Mental Health; education.

Skilled Nursing Facility

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


Needs addressed:  Health and mental health.

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.


Needs addressed:  Re-entry

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.


Needs addressed:  Health; mental health

Social Work Services
Sports/Recreation Activities

A variety of activities that encourage health pastimes are offered at all facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; health.

Pro-Social Activities
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.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; family; friends; aggression.

Non-Clinical Programs
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.


Need Addressed:  Mental Health

Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
News

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services will be at this job fair this week. Please stop by our booth to talk about our many career opportunities and current hiring bonus. #jobfair #workfamily

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

Nebraska bakery shows appreciation for NDCS teammates

November 26, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) – At a time of year when the focus is on giving thanks for things big and small, a Nebraska-based baking company is sharing its appreciation for the work performed by teammates at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Members of the NDCS leadership team had the opportunity to facilitate delivery of the special pre-Thanksgiving...Read more

Find out more about why so many people find value, job growth and meaningful work in corrections on our newly updated Career page. Whether you're interested in security, food service, facility operations or nursing, we have several opportunities to learn about.

www.corrections.nebraska.gov/careers

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CONTACT:

Rachel Kilcoin, Communications Manager/Rachel.kilcoin@nebraska.gov/402-479-5799

Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff/laura.strimple@nebraska.gov/402-479-5713

Drill ensures effectiveness of NDCS emergency plan

November 24, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Should an emergency strike, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is prepared to respond. NDCS has fulfilled its performance objectives ahead of schedule for program development as part of Governor Pete Ricketts continuity initiative.

The Continuity of Operations...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (19-72)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

November 23, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Derrick Tyler #89436 told those at his work release job that he was not feeling well, and clocked out. He did not return to the facility. Authorities were notified about his disappearance at 4:30 p.m.

CCC-L is one of two...Read more

Congratulations to former NDCS Director Harold W. Clarke. This past week he was a co-recipient of the 2019 Clements Award.

The Clements award was created in 2015 to honor the memory of Tom Clements, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, who was killed in the line of duty in March 2013.

Harold Clarke is currently director of the Virginia DOC. He worked at NDCS from 1974 to 2005 and served as director from 1990 to 2005.

Director Clarke received his award during the recent CLA All Directors Symposium in California.Read more

The Community Corrections Center - Lincoln's second annual adventure event for incarcerated individuals and their families took place at the Boy Scouts of America Cornhusker Council just outside of Lincoln. Families could reconnect through active and fun outdoor activities like rock climbing and shooting a bow and arrow.

Watch the video HERE on Facebook .

Watch the video HERE on YouTube. Read more

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