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The Community Justice Center recently completed its 56th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). "It was helpful because it taught me how to not repeat the crime and harm I've done to others," one participant said.Read more

See KMTV 3 News Now's story on Dance to be Free at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW): https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/special-report-womens-prison-uses-dances-to-copeRead more

Maintenance Specialist James Corwin helps an incarcerated individual cut a piece of lexan, which will be used for doors, windows and TV covers at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Corwin has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2004. His main job duties include supervising porters and completing work orders for broken or missing concrete and tile. “I love doing construction and I love the people I work with,” Corwin said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Sanitation and Canine Corporal Amy Wander supervises incarcerated men, family members and volunteers during the recent Defy Ventures graduation at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Wander has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2000. Her main job duties include supervising the population, cleaning of the facility and dogs in the Domesti-Pups program, in addition to teaching the canine class. “I enjoy watching all of these guys change,” Wander said. “It makes me feel like I’m accomplishing my job in helping to get these guys ready to reenter society.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) held its fifth annual Special Teams Awards Ceremony at the Staff Training Academy (STA) on Feb. 6.

“While special team members don’t work for recognition, there is no doubt that they do work worthy of recognition,” said Diane Sabatka-Rine, deputy director of Operations. “I am grateful to each one of you for what you do for NDCS. You should all be incredibly proud of the work you do, the person you are and the difference you make. While individuals will be recognized this morning, this observance is really for each and every NDCS special team member. I thank you for...Read more

Nursery Coordinator Jillian Boden plays with a child and mothers in the nursery at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW).

“This is a passion for me,” Boden said. “It’s not just a job.”

Boden has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since July 2017. Her main job duties include organizing parenting classes, coordinating visits with children who don’t live in the nursery and assuring that all nursery mothers and children have their needs met.

“It’s just a family environment around here,” Boden said. “I love the opportunities that women get in the parenting program....Read more

A group of incarcerated women at the Nebraska at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) recently graduated from Thinking for a Change (T4C). “This class helped me calmly and successfully handle a situation with my daughters over the phone that I would not have been able to do before this class,” one graduate said. Congratulations, ladies!Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) held its first Case Management Academy last week. The Academy is designed to train case management staff in principles of effective supervision, motivational interviewing, core correctional practices, graduated sanctions and effective case management. It is a first step in using the Risk/Needs/Responsivity assessment tool for the practical application of creating cohesive case management strategies to reduce offender risk. During the next four months, all case management staff will complete the Case Management Academy. Additionally, NDCS will train a team to facilitate...Read more

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