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Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility

Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility

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General Information
Warden
Loretta Wells
Public Information Officer
Jaymie Clark: jaymie.clark@nebraska.gov
Phone
402.595.2000
Fax
402.636.8610
Address
2610 N 20th St E
Omaha, NE 68110

About the Facility

The Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) is a male correctional  facility designed for youthful offenders adjudicated as adults who range in age from early adolescence to age 21 years, 10 months. NCYF is a maximum, medium and minimum security facility. The buildings encompass approximately 54,000 square feet with a construction cost of approximately $10.8 million.

NCYF has been accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) since 2000.


General Information

​Custody and Unit Management are major operational areas with a focus on management, programming and discipline that protects staff, inmates and the public. Inmates have the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities seven days a week. Youthful offenders may apply to participate in community custody programs to include work detail, work release or education release. 

All male offenders sentenced by county and district courts of the state of Nebraska are received at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) in Lincoln. At DEC, individuals are assigned an inmate number, photographed, fingerprinted and provide a DNA sample. All DEC intake procedures apply upon arrival.

After completion of DEC intake activities, youthful offenders are immediately transferred to NCYF. Upon arrival at NCYF, the youthful offender completes additional in-processing documents, receives an initial medical screening, assigned a room, receives his clothing and bedding, and any personal property brought with him is inventoried. Following a 30-day orientation period, individuals are placed in general population.


 

Directions to the Facility

The NCYF is located at 2610 North 20th Street, East, Omaha, NE  68110.  From I-80  take Interstate 480 East to Highway 75 North to the Cuming Street Exit (Exit 2C).  Turn right (east) onto Cuming Street.  Cuming Street turns into Abbott Drive.  Remain on Abbott Drive heading north for approximately 2 miles.  Stay in the right hand lane.  At the Sleep Inn turn right onto Avenue H heading east.  Turn onto 20th Street (north) for the NCYF entrance.

Visiting Hours

 

Schedule a Visit at NCYF

VISITATION INFORMATION

Visitation within NDCS facilities has returned to normal procedures. Wearing of masks is voluntary, not required. Facilities will continue to require scheduling of visitors 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
  • Up to four adult visitors and a reasonable number of children are allowed at each visit, per inmate
  • If four adults plan to attend the same visiting session, each person must complete an online form, and include the name of the second, third and fourth person
  • Children of any age are permitted, when accompanied by at least one adult. 
  • 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.


NCYF Visiting Schedule

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To view a PDF version of this schedule, click here: NCYF Schedule

Incarcerated persons at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility are limited to one visit 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 visiting procedures that apply to this facility. 

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.
Program Description Type
Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)

Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART) promotes the development of pro-social behavior and the reduction of violent behavior in chronically aggressive adolescents.


Needs Addressed:  Mental Health, aggression.

Clinical Treatment
Anger Management High Risk/Need

Anger Management High Risk/Need is recommended for individuals who demonstrate high risk/high needs related to anger/emotional dysregulation. This treatment provides instruction and practice on basic anger control strategies in a group facilitated by clinicians.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; aggression, mental health 

Clinical Treatment
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
Mental Health Outpatient Services

Provides general, individual therapy.


Need addressed:  Mental Health.

Clinical Treatment
Community Justice Center Victims Impact/Empathy

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
Exploring Trauma

Participants explore the effects of trauma and how it has impacted their lives.


Needs addressed: Attitude/behavior 

 

Non-Clinical 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
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
Victim Impact

This program emphasizes participant accountability and understanding of how the participant's behavior has impacted the victim.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social; attitudes/behavior

Non-Clinical 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
College Courses

College courses are offered through various universities/colleges and correspondence courses. Currently, college classes are provided by grant funded providers and/or at the individual's own expense.


Needs Addressed:  Education; employment; life skills; pro-social.

Education 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
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
Metro Community College Credit Classes

Provides opportunity for higher education.


Needs addressed:  Education, pro-social/outside interest.

Education Programs
Art Class

On a monthly basis, NCYF's art class allows inmates to express their feelings and emotions through art. A theme is given and art supplies are provided.


Need addressed:  Pro-social

Pro-Social Activities
Book Club

Participants select a book to read, and come together weekly with Omaha Public Library to discuss the book and how it relates to real life situations.

Pro-Social Activities
Charles Drew Health Center Health Class

There are a  variety of workshops including birth control, nutrition, date abuse, bullying, gender boxes, hygiene.

Need addressed prosocial and health.

Pro-Social Activities
Community Choir

Elementary and high school choir teachers from the community volunteer to teach vocal techniques, usually in preparation for an event, such as a talent show, NCYF High School graduation, or a volunteer appreciation ceremony.


Need addressed:  Pro-social.

Pro-Social Activities
Community Service Projects

Participants remove stamps from envelopes for the Alliance Stamp Ministries to purchase Bibles overseas.  Coupons are also cut and given to veterans/service members to use at commissary.

Addressed need:  Pro-social activity.

Pro-Social Activities
Keyboard/Guitar

Lessons are provided three times per week and assist in learning and perfecting a skill that takes discipline and persistence.


Need addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Mentoring Program

Incarcerated individuals are partnered with a community mentor where they are given advice and do an activity together on a weekly basis. The mentors assist inmates in preparing them for their roles as productive citizens in the areas of jobs, housing, family and values.


Need addressed:  Pro-social; support; life skills

Pro-Social Activities
Opera Omaha Creative Workshop

Offers creative ways to channel positivity.

Need addressed:  Outside interest

Pro-Social Activities
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
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
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
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
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
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
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Core Topics

Introduction to Psychotherapy for those who may want or need an idea of what is involved in mental behavioral health programming.


Need Addressed:  Mental Health

Crisis Intervention

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


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Individual/Group Psychotherapy

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


Need addressed:  mental health

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.

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

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.


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
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
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
Fit Citizens

Participants are provided with nutrition and fitness training.

Need addressed:  Life skills

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Inner Circle/Winner Circle

Presentations provided by former inmates of NDCS, or inmates in the community explaining the struggles they experienced on their journey through NDCS.


Needs addressed:  Support; outside interest; life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Launch Leadership

Builds leadership skills through communication.

Needs addressed:  Attitudes/behavior, employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ReConnect: Final Number

Helps participants learn to make better choices and examine thinking patterns, preparing them to take advantage of opportunities in prison that will help them succeed.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Resume class Omaha Library

The Omaha Public Library provides resume classes to help incarcerated individuals prepare for employment searches and interviews.


Need addressed:  Employment; vocational Life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Additional Information

In addition to the Special Purpose High School courses, GED, and college classes, NCYF offers programs in the following areas:

  • Vocational Training in Landscaping/Horticulture and Food Service
  • Religion
  • Recreation
  • Life Skills
  • Victim Impact
  • Dog Handling
  • Thinking for a Change
  • 7 Habits on the Inside
  • Mentor Partnerships
  • The WaY Writing Program
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