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Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

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General Information
Warden
James Jansen
Public Information Officer
Kerry Pavel
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

Schedule a Visit at CCC-L

VISITATION INFORMATION

NDCS utilizes a pre-registration process for visitation in all facilities. All visits must be scheduled at least seven days in advance. To select a time and date for visitation, please click the button above to complete the online form.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN – Be sure to review the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitor list
  • ​​While health screening procedures are no longer necessary, if you are not feeling well, please consider rescheduling your visit
  • Wearing of masks is voluntary.

  • Up to four adult visitors and a reasonable number of children are allowed at each visit, per inmate
  • If additional adults are attending the same visitation session, you need only complete one registration form. However, be sure to list the full names of all other visitors and include all of the necessary contact information (phone & email) for each person.  

  • Children of any age are permitted, when accompanied by at least one adult. Children’s names should also be included on the form.

  • The visiting adult will need to provide the name(s) of the child/children on the online visitation form
  • All visitation requests must be submitted at least seven days prior to the selected date
  • Visits are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified by email at least three days in advance of your approved visit
  • Be sure to include alternative dates and times for your visit. If your first preference is already filled, staff will try to grant your second or third request
  • If you need to cancel a visit for any reason, notify the facility as soon as possible

*** NOTE: You will want to arrive prior to your scheduled visitation time to allow for processing into the facility.


Questions pertaining to any of the information above can be directed to the facility. Contact information is available on this page.


CCC-L Men's Visiting Schedule

 

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To view a PDF version of this schedule, click here: CCCL Men's Visiting Schedule
 


CCC-L Women's Visiting Schedule

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To view a PDF version of this schedule, click here: CCCL Women's Visiting Schedule
 

Incarcerated persons at the Community Corrections Center - Lincoln are limited to two visits per week.
Visits may be scheduled in advance, as long as they do not exceed the quota mentioned above.


Facility Visitation Procedures

The link below will take you to vising procedures that apply to this facility. 

CCC-L Visiting Procedures

 


CCC-L Family Council Meeting: Family Council Meetings have been temporarily suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

CCC-L Family Council Information and Guidelines

 

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
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization which encourages members to read, and listen at meetings using the program as an opportunity to face the truth and become accountable for their addiction to alcohol.


Need Addressed:  Support for addiction and prosocial activity

Pro-Social Activities
ABC Applied Construction Math

This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as division, decimals/percentages, reading measurements, calculating area, linear measures, angles, volume, solving for the unknown.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Virtual Electric

Introduces concepts of basic electrical wiring, presented by classroom instruction, along with hands-on experience by working with virtual electrical panels.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Virtual Welding

Provides training in welding safety, basic welding information and welding defects.  Will give participants the tools to make welding corrections.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: OSHA Construction

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 Core Curriculum

This program introduces basic construction safety; construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawing, rigging; communication skills;employability skills, and material handling.


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
ABC Trades Curreiculum Courses

 

ABC Currently offers accelerated or four year trade courses in electrical, plumbing, welding, HVAC and carpentry.  Selected candidates for this program will be interested in the trade as a career.  Trainees will work with journeymen and will receive help with finding employment in the industry. 

Needs 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
Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Helps students prepare for taking the high school equivalency test (GED).

Addresses Need Area:  Education

Education Programs
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

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


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes, behavior, family, friends, employment

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
Continuing Care-Sex Offender Program

This program helps participants maintain and strengthen the gains they made in other treatment programs. It also helps participants navigate new challenges and helps support the transition back to a community setting.


Needs Addressed: Sex Offender conviction

Clinical Treatment
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-Inside Out Dads

Incarcerated fathers get tools they need to become more involved, responsible, and committed in the lives of their children.


 

Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Destination Dads-Within My Reach

Critical and concrete tools are provided which help participants improve interactions with those who matter in their lives.  Subjects are knowing yourself first, smart love and making your own decisions.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment that helps participants develop mindfulness-based coping skills to decrease suicidal and self-harming behaviors. 


Needs Addressed: Mental Health 

Clinical Treatment
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
EMPWR

A gender responsive trauma informed care program created to provide tools to move beyond the cycle of addiction an abuse, become self-confident, self controlled, self-directed and self-empowered.  

Need addressed:  Attitude/behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
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.  Also prepares for other learning courses.


Needs addressed:  Education; life skills

Education Programs
Financial Peace

Teaches basic budgeting skills, how to manage money, get out of debt and plan for a solid financil future.

Need addressed:  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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

Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Program (IOP)

Drug and alcohol treatment that is on the treatment continuum beneath residential. 

Needs addressed:  Substance abuse

Clinical Treatment
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
Medication Compliance Group

Explains medications and encourages compliance with prescribed mental health medications.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Mental Health Association (MHA) Inmate Support

Inmate support is provided inside NDCS facilities by Mental Health Association peers trained in Intentional Peer Support.

Needs addressed:  Support

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association (MHA) REAL Peer Outreach

Provides ongoing community based support services to participants including advocating and supporting participants who want to find housing; referral and assistance obtaining other community services.

Needs addressed:  support and life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Discusses deescalation; decision making and consequences; how trauma has affected a person; and how to overcome negative ways of dealing with stressful situations and crises.  Need addressed:  Life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Outpatient Services

Provides general, individual therapy.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Metro Community College (MCC) Orientation/Initial Communication

Teaches and discusses career planning, program determination, scholarship information, registering for classes/training, financial aid/funding information, conducting assessments, creation of educational plans, and assists students with community resources referrals. 

Needs addressed:  Education, employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Metro Community College (MCC)-ACT National Career Readiness

Measures/certifies skills needed for job success.  Used by employers, educators and others  to provide evidence that job seekers have the skills employers are looking for.  

Need addressed:  Vocational Lifeskills

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
Reconnect KEYS (Keep Educating Yourself For Reentry Success

The program is designed to build confidence and accountability, resiliency, problem solving skills for reentry success and personal growth. 

Need area addressed:  employment, reentry

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.


Need addressed:  Reentry.

Reentry Services
Relapse Group

A support group for people who experience substance abuse relapse until they can enter their recommended level of treatment. 

Need addressed:  drug/alcohol 

Clinical Treatment
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
RISE First Fridays

Provides assistance for RISE students who wish to complete the program they started in a secure facility. 

Need addressed:  Lifeskills, reentry prosocial activity

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
RISE Reentry Support

Provides case management to RISE graduates at the facility including job support, housing support, reentry support.

Needs addressed:  Reentry, 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

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


Need addressed:  Mental Health; education.

Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA)

Designed to increase knowledge of sex offender registration laws, how to avoid registration violations and prepare for release with registration laws in mind. 

Need addressed:  reentry

Reentry Services
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
TRADE Program CAD (Computer Aided Drafting and Blueprint)

Teaches CAD software to increase productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation and to create a database of manufacturing. 

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program Core Class

The TRADE Program teaches conflict resolution; critical thinking; communication; personal finance; healthy relationships; basic computer; job preparation.


Needs Addressed:  Life skills; employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program Forklift and Warehouse Operations Module

Teaches OSHA safety practices for forklift operations and OSHA safety practices for general certification of operations of both the YALE and Drexler forklifts.  

Need addressed:  employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program OSHA 10 Hours

Provide participants with the knowledge to recognize and prevent work-related accidents and injuries in general industry settings. 

Need area addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program Welding

Teaches general knowledge of welding skills and techniques specific to MIG welding. 

Need addressed: employment

Vocational/Life Skills 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

Treatment for Substance Use Outpatient (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
University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) Couple and Family Clinic

The UNL Couple and Family Resource Center provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.  Some programs have a cost. 

Need addressed:  family/parenting

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation Heritage Square

Community based inmates and NDCS Social Workers can work with Vocational Rehabilitation to prepare for reentry

Need addressed:  Reentry

Reentry Services
News

It’s #throwbackthursday and we’re looking back to 2019 when the new 160-bed female living unit at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) opened, providing a safe facility for women to positively transition back into our community.

Recently, Brad Hall and team received the Dewberry Justice Segment’s award for the CCC-L expansion design. They also won the highly competitive internal Chairman’s Award for Innovation, which recognizes a creative project that has made a difference in the community.

In his acceptance presentation, Brad highlighted the trauma-informed approach to the facility, its focus on...Read more

A big thank you and shout out to SoulFull Cocina for bringing the delicious taste of ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken and bacon-wrapped hot dogs to CCC-L this week. It was a beautiful fall day to enjoy BBQ for lunch outdoors.

The food truck is part of an incentive program for the incarcerated population at CCC-L. It's a reward for those who follow the rules of the institution and stay out of trouble.

The program has been such a success, team members feel certain this food truck will be back in the future!Read more

Thousands of children with an incarcerated mom or dad unwrap joy each year thanks to the work of the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Christmas program.

Liz Stanosheck, area director of Prison Fellowship Ministries, recently visited Community Corrections Center – Lincoln to talk to the incarcerated population about signing up for the Angel Tree Christmas program. Children who are a part of this program will receive a gift and a message of hope this December, on behalf of their incarcerated parent. Angel Tree also offers year-round support to families through summer camps and sports camps for children of incarcerated...Read more

The Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) recently teamed up with The Chocolate Season to host the chocolate and coffee shop's food truck at CCC-L. The truck visited both the men's and women's housing units with coffee, chai, scones and a large assortment of homemade desserts. It’s safe to say that everyone enjoyed it!

Thank you to The Chocolate Season for providing team members and the incarcerated population with the lovely taste of coffee and desserts.Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-98)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 19, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) last week, has been arrested. Members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office took Melvin Grimes #210461 into custody on August 17, 2021. He disappeared from CCC-L on August 12, 2021.

Grimes started his sentence on March 15, 2021. He was sentenced to two years for multiple counts of shoplifting out of Douglas County. Grimes has a tentative release date of December...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-91)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 13, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Marcina Norris #392282 left her job at an office building in downtown Lincoln. Clothing belonging to her was found in a nearby parking garage, but she could not be located.

Norris started her sentence on December 17, 2019. She was sentenced to five and a half to nine years on charges out of Butler and Lancaster counties...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (21-85)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

August 6, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Lucas Hoffman #211853 did not return to the facility this evening following his work assignment in the community.

Hoffman started his sentence on October 6, 2020. He was sentenced to three years for refusing a chemical test (3rd offense) out of Lancaster County and violation of probation. Hoffman has a tentative release date of...Read more

A big thank you and shout out to Bass Meats for providing the delicious tasting hot dogs, burgers and pulled pork to the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). The day of this luncheon, the line started early, nearly causing the food truck to run out. That tells you something smelled good!

The food truck is part of an incentive program for the incarcerated population at CCC-L. It's a reward for those who follow the rules of the institution and stay out of trouble.

The program has been such a success, team members feel certain this food truck will be back in the future!Read more

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