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Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

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General Information
Warden
Michele Wilhelm
Public Information Officer
Kay Braddy kay.braddy@nebraska.gov
Phone
402.471.0740
Address
2720 W Van Dorn St
Lincoln, NE 68522
Mailing Address
P.O. Box #22200
Lincoln, NE 68542

 

Warden Michele Wilhelm

In January 2024, Michele Wilhelm was appointed warden of the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L).

“I enjoy having the ability to positively impact team members and the incarcerated population, she said. " We are committed to a safe environment where individual strengths can be utilized to continuously improve the facility’s culture and expand opportunities for all.”

Warden Wilhelm began her NDCS career in 1997 as a corrections officer. Since then, she has held multiple positions in the agency, including corporal, sergeant, case manager, unit manager, unit administrator, associate warden and deputy warden. In 2016, she transferred to NSP as deputy warden and was later promoted to warden at the facility.

Warden Wilhelm holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Peru State College.


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 in the institution during non-working hours. A community residential program was established in 1971. The fall of 1991 saw construction begin on a new institution, which opened in July 1993 with four housing units (three male and one female).  A 100-bed men’s transitional housing unit was added in 2017, and a new 160-bed female living unit opened in 2019. CCC-L can currently house 500 men and 160 women.

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 an In-Person Visit at CCC-L

Schedule a Virtual Visit at CCC-L Men's Unit

Schedule a Virtual Visit at CCC-L Women's Unit

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 may be scheduled up to four weeks from the date of the request

  • 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.

 


Facility Visitation Procedures

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

CCC-L Visiting Procedures

Virtual Visitation Program Protocol 
 

 


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
7 Habits on the Inside

Developed by FranklinCovey in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Corrections, 7 Habits on the Inside uses the principles of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, tailored for the incarcerated individual. The program seeks to empower individuals to manage their own lives in such a way as to be successful in prison and in the community and using the principles of integrity, proactivity, and other key skills.  (12 weeks) 


Needs Addressed: Attitudes/Behavior; Family; Employment; Life Skills

Non-Clinical Programs
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 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 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 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 Curriculum 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

Builds basic skills for GED testing, college readiness and/or skill development. 


Need Addressed:  Education

Education Programs
Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Assists 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 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
Career Readiness

Helps individuals identify a specific career path; learn professional and personal skills to assist them in getting a job.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Choice, Change Consequence

A domestic violence program focused on developing new thinking in the development of relationships.

Addresses domestic violence referrals

Clinical Treatment
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

College correspondence

Opportunity to pursue college coursework through individual and family support. 

Need addressed:  Education, employment.

Education Programs
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
Computer based Education and Training

Certificate program utilizing tablets for improvement in academics and job training. 

Need addressed:  Education. employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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.

Department of Labor Workforce Development

Helps participants develop a resume, prepare for interviews and work on job skills.


Need area addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Destination Dads Parenting Workshop

Provides parents with techniques that will aid them in building good family relationships, prevent and correct misbehavior, use consequences to improve behavior, teach self-control, and staying calm.

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Need addressed life skills/parenting

 

 

Vocational/Life Skills 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) provides individuals with literacy support before Adult Basic Education


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.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
High School Diploma

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
Manufacturing Tech Certification

Provides opportunity for those with no prior experience in manufacturing to receive training.

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Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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 (MHA) HOPE supported employment

Helps people find competitive jobs that are based on the person's preferences and abilities, developing resumes, completing job applications, preparing for interviews.

Need addressed: employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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 impacts; 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) Financial Empowerment

Workshop to learn how to creat and stick to a budger, understand and manage credit, and build savings realistically.  

Need addressed:  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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 Life skills

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
Opening Doors Computer Proficiency

Teaches a variety of occupational skills including typing, computer training, customer service training, business telephone etiquette, and microsoft office software training.  

Need addressed:  Vocational/Lifeskills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Opening Doors 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
Opening Doors 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
Opening Doors Welding

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

Need addressed: employment

Vocational/Life Skills 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 Inner Circle

A team of peer ambassadors who assist incarcerated individuals with questions regarding reentry and resources available upon reentry.

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Need addressed:  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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
Restorative Circle

A support group for incarcerated individuals working on restorative justice.


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

Pro-Social Activities
Restorative Justice Intervention Program

This program increases a participant's understanding of the harm/damages they caused their victims, communities and themselves. The program also provides an important life skill module that teaches how to become emotionally proficient, which translates into better decision making and reduced conflicts.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior, Life skills.

Non-Clinical Programs
RISE Program Support

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

Need addressed:  vocational/life skills

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
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)

Treatment services for individuals who would benefit from some treatment in order to achieve sobriety without needing a higher level of treatment.  It is also beneficial for continued support as a step down from residential treatment. 

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
Within My Reach Workshop

A skills based program with tools to help participants interact in a more enriching, and satisfying way with others in their lives. 

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Need addressed:  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
News

Today we'd like to send a warm welcome to our fifth pre-service class of 2023!

For the next six weeks they will be stationed at the Staff Training Academy where they will learn necessary skills and all about NDCS policies and procedures to keep people safe. #NDCSEvents #NDCSjobs

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We’re hiring Corrections Corporals starting at $28 per hour, plus State benefits. Promotional opportunities within, and tuition reimbursement to continue your educational goals. Make a difference in your community. Apply for a job, stay for a career!

Find out more at corrections.nebraska.gov/careers #NDCSJobs #applyforajob #stayforacareer

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Today we celebrate the graduation of Class 323 from the Staff Training Academy. These new teammates spent the last six weeks mastering skills and learning about NDCS policies and procedures to keep people safe when they head to their facilities.

Congratulations and welcome to the team, Class 323!

#Class323 #NDCSEvents

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During #SecondChanceMonth and #NationalVolunteerMonth we’re especially grateful for our fantastic community partners — dedicated individuals who bring the men and women in our facilities both hope for a positive future and the skills and tools to help them get there!

They do this through transformative programs that strengthen family bonds, encourage supportive relationships, change thinking and behavior, and foster vocational and life skills.

These photos are a look back on some recent program accomplishments, and they represent only a fraction of our amazing partners. A big thank you to ALL our community...Read more

We appreciate all the work our facility wardens do to carry out the mission to keep people safe and the NDCS vision of safe prisons, transformed lives, safe communities. NDCS is fortunate to have them lead the way!

Front row from left to right: WEC Warden Steve Fannon, NCYF Warden Loretta Wells, CCC-O Acting Warden David Erickson

Middle row from left to right: NSP Warden Michele Wilhelm, OCC Warden Barb Lewien, NCCW Warden Angela Folts-Oberle

Back row from left to right: TSCI Warden Craig Gable, CCC-L Warden James Jansen, Acting Deputy Director - Programs Shaun Settles, RTC Warden Taggart Boyd...Read more

Shout out to two outstanding teammates at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L)!

Lieutenant (Lt.) Zachary Mentzer was recently commended for his excellent skills in communicating with the CCC-L population. He takes the time to intentionally listen, allows others to express concerns and comes to a respectful resolution.

Sergeant (Sgt.) Michael Rumbaugh was named the CCC-L Team Member of the Week for his willingness to go above and beyond to help the team. Teammates describe him as positive and professional at all times, and he is well respected throughout the facility.

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CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

April 10, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Buay Chuol #213093 was on a job seek furlough today when CCC-L received notification of a tamper on his electronic monitoring system.

Chuol started his sentence April 26, 2021. He is serving a three year...Read more

Preparing three meals a day, seven days a week, the Food Service team is a vital part of the Community Corrections Center - Lincoln (CCC-L). Since many individuals at CCC-L work or attend classes in the community, the Food Service team is also tasked with preparing sack lunches for those who will be away from the facility during the day. They do all this as a highly efficient, flexible and positive team, focused on supporting the smooth operations of the facility.

This team was recently recognized by their teammates for their significant contributions to CCC-L. Thank you for all you do! #NDCSTeammates

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