In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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More than 90% of our population will return to their communities, and preparation for successful reentry begins at intake. The Reentry Planner is one of the resources individuals can utilize to set goals and actively plan for success.

Stay tuned this week for many more reentry announcements to come! #People #Programs #NEforReentry2030

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Reentry is all about preparing for a successful return to the community upon release. And that preparation begins on day one of an individual's incarceration.

While at NDCS facilities, individuals have access to non-clinical programs, clinical treatment, education, job training, and many resources through the Vocational and Life Skills (VLS) program. These are preparation for community corrections, work release and ultimately reentry.

As an individual nears release, comprehensive reentry planning happens in partnership with our reentry specialists, as they work to secure housing, transportation, employment and...Read more

These graduates of Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) programs represent a willingness to learn, grow and positively influence others.

They came together this week for a recognition ceremony to celebrate those who completed programming in the past quarter. The graduates have taken the steps to engage in a variety of transformational programs that concentrate on changing criminogenic thinking, strengthening daily living skills, encouraging responsibility and building valuable job skills.

A special thank you to our teammates and community partners who make these programs possible! #People #Programs...Read more

Meet Bucky! He’s a graduate of the Second Chance Pups program, where dogs from local shelters and rescues are carefully matched with individuals at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. These men prepare the dogs to be adoption ready by training them in basic obedience, while providing human socialization and interaction with other dogs.

Bucky already has a forever home he will go to soon, but anyone interested in adopting a dog through this fantastic program can find an application on the program’s website at

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If you have the passion to change the lives of others, and the ability to lead your staff to the same goal, we need you! We currently have an opening for Director of Social Work in the Lincoln area. Learn more about this opportunity - by clicking here!

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“Don’t give up. Keep on moving.”

One of the members of the Inner Circle gave this advice to his peers during the group's meeting yesterday at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC).

The Inner Circle is a team of peer ambassadors who assist incarcerated individuals with questions regarding reentry and available resources.

It’s amazing to see the positive support that comes from this team! Each member truly cares about helping his peers be successful as they re-enter the community. #Programs

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Calling all volunteers!

Are you a current Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) volunteer or looking for a new opportunity to make a difference in your community? Volunteers are needed to assist in facilitating AA groups at the Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln.

All NDCS volunteers complete an application and approval process.

-- To apply for this opportunity CLICK the button and select “Alcoholics Anonymous” under the community partnership section clubs drop down --Read more

Planning for successful reentry truly takes a community! Yesterday marked the graduation of these Inner Circle members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

The Inner Circle is a team of peer ambassadors who assist incarcerated individuals with questions regarding reentry and available resources. This knowledge and support is invaluable as individuals create their plans for reentry.

The establishment of the Inner Circle at TSCI is a significant milestone for the reentry team. A big thank you to all TSCI teammates whose support helped make this possible! #People #Programs

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