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The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) is currently accepting scholarship applications from children of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services employees now through March 31, 2019. Scholarship amounts offered are $1,500 for undergraduate students, $1,500 for graduate students, and $750 for individuals who in a prior year had received either a $1,000 or $1,500 scholarship.

Since 2004, the ASCA has offered scholarships to children of correctional services employees across the nation. The Susan M. Hunter Correctional Scholarship is named in honor of Susan Hunter, former Chief of the Prisons...Read more

Visiting sessions for Diagnostics and Evaluations (DEC) inmates will take place at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) visiting room beginning March 6, 2019. Incarcerated individuals will still be allowed one visit per week. Available visiting sessions will be according to incarcerated individuals' housing unit.

Visitors for incarcerated individuals assigned to DEC hospital will be processed at LCC and then go to DEC for the visit.

All visitors will be subject to LCC visiting procedures. Please note changes to hours and policies as outlined on our website and in the flyer attached (click on picture to enlarge...Read more

Thanks to the Community Justice Center (CJC) for offering its 7th series of three 90-minute “Emotional Hygiene/Anger” sessions. Thirty-four men at NDCS Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln successfully completed the course. The course aims to explore the root of emotions, accountability, responsibility, and management of those areas.

Of the 34 participants, 94 percent rated the sessions as excellent, and 59 percent cited having gained insight into their emotional hygiene and the three sources of anger.

One participant reflected, “Because even today I could have used my understanding of emotional hygiene to...Read more

Gaining hands-on experience to develop new skill sets to use after serving time in Nebraska’s correctional facilities, incarcerated individuals at the Community Corrections Center of Lincoln begin their journey to an Electrical Apprenticeship this fall and to new career opportunities upon release.

The Community Corrections Center of Lincoln launched the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCR) Core curriculum’s 12-week program. This program educates incarcerated individuals on a variety of construction-focused topics.

Within the set curriculum, students are taught things like basic safety,...Read more

KSNB News 4 in Hastings and Grand Island highlighted one of the many rehabilitation programs NDCS offers for incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. Watch this wonderful story about how these women continue to give back to the community through the Domesti-Pups program.

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Members of the group provide advice related to the policies and procedures surrounding the proper treatment and care of offenders in long-term restrictive housing.

NDCS seeks to fill vacancies in work group Read more

Come see Denise at our recruiting booth at the I Love My Dog Expo, at the Lancaster Event Center February 23-24. Stop by to learn more about the wide variety of careers available within the agency, get answers to questions about training, job stability, and all the great benefits of working for the State of Nebraska! You can find Denise next to Domesti-PUPS. Read more

Tails are wagging at the NDCS Central Office where non-profit group, Domesti-PUPS out of Lincoln and its four furry friends visited employees. The service dogs are trained for therapy use, service for people with disabilities, and can also be trained for rescue.

"This is an event that people here look forward to," said Sara Sump, one of the coordinators of the event. "These dogs make a huge positive impact on employees here and it's heartwarming to see so many people having fun with them."Read more