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Claps and cheers filled the Staff Training Academy’s gymnasium as 25 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services professionals walked up to receive their certificates for completion of an intensive six week program.

Staff Training Academy class 1718 graduated from pre-service training on February 7th, 2019.

A diverse variety of professionals such as Registered Nurses, Corporals, Food Service Specialists’, and Caseworkers came together over the past six weeks to begin their careers with NDCS.

During those six weeks, they gained valuable skills and knowledge surrounding...Read more

In the Spotlight: Unit Case Manager Tracy Donovan

With hard work and dedication to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services' (NDCS) mission to keep people safe, Community Corrections Center - Lincoln Unit Case Manager (UCM), Tracy Donovan is in the spotlight this week.

"She's fun to work with and is motivated to come to work every day," said Kimberlie Novotny, unit manager at Community Corrections Center - Lincoln.

UCM Donovan started her career with NDCS in June 2015 as an officer at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute (TSCI).

She was promoted to corporal in November 2015.

She then spent time as an acting caseworker in February...Read more

Smiles reaching ear to ear are seen on babies, toddlers, kids, high schoolers, moms and dads and other family members.

Family Fun Day was held at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) in late December 2018 to give incarcerated individuals and their loved ones time together to connect as a family.

These opportunities help keep relationships strong and are beneficial for the children, family members and the individuals living at NSP.

Families got a chance to play games, shoot basketballs, sit and chat, and more.

More than 35 families participated in this recent event.

NSP says they try to...Read more

Ann's family, Ann, NDCS Director Scott Frakes

Gathered around her, on her final day of an impressive career are co-workers who've turned into true friends over the years and family.

"I've had a great 20 years here," said Ann, a secretary working in Programs at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

A beach-themed cake and party decorations fill the room as her husband, children, grandchildren and group of employees wish her well in retirement.

"The people are all great people," said Ann.

Ann is proud of her career. Like many people who work at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, she got her start as a temp. back in 1998. Nine months...Read more

Inmates from the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) had an opportunity to participate in the Catholic Charities Microbusiness Class.

Throughout the course of the class, these young men were taught about how to become an entrepreneur.

Volunteer Logan Lee taught the students about finances, taxes, OSHA, employee management, and business planning.

Congratulations to the graduates of this program!Read more

Nine women graduated from the Peer Support Program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). The program requires six months of instruction and another six months of evaluation. These women have demonstrated an ability to provide much-needed support, guidance, and mentoring to people who need it most. In addition, they will speak to all new arrivals about NCCW's culture and community expectations.

Congratulations and thank you!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Caseworker (UCW) Alex Roth conducts a count in his housing unit. UCW Roth began his career at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) and has been with NDCS since June 2015. Today he is working out of the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) and is taking on extra duties as a facilitator for Thinking for a Change (T4C), a cognitive behavioral change program.

UCW Roth says he enjoys helping inmates better their lives, improving their skill set, and making sure they have the right tools to succeed upon their release.Read more

Over 200 inmates took the opportunity to make cards for loved ones. The Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) has a multitude of talented artists and they were able to put their talents to good work. The cards were sent out to friends and family during the holidays.

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