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In Case You Missed It!

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Case Worker John Lehn shakes the hand of a recent Thinking for a Change (T4C) graduate at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Lehn has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2014. He is currently a member of the Employee Activity Committee (EAC) and Employee Positive Impact Council (EPIC) committees. He is also the Wellness Champion for the facility. Lehn has also been an active member of the facility Incentive Plan workgroup and began teaching T4C last year. “Staff in the department don’t realize how much of an impact they have on our population,” Lehn said. “...Read more

Kudos to the chefs! The EAC team and volunteers at NDCS Central Office served up hamburgers, hotdogs, brats and sides for the June employee luncheon. No one walked away hungry and it was a nice opportunity for staff to socialize. Thanks to all who made the meal possible!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Assistant Warden David Erickson checks his mailbox and looks over reports from the previous evening at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Erickson has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since May 1997 and has served in numerous positions throughout his career. “I enjoy working at CCC-O because of all the great people that work here,” Erickson said. “CCC-O does not have a large staff and it is important that everybody works together to get the job done. These people are a credit to NDCS!” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

61st Restorative Justice Class at LCC

On May 8th and 10th, the Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 61st Lincoln Correctional Center (Restrictive Housing C-Unit) “Restorative Justice - Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) Class”. Eighty percent of class participants rated the class excellent, with eighty three percent showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community. Of the class, one participant said, “It helps with a lot of issues with identifying the past wreckages and Emotional Hygiene (how to process emotions).”

In addition, on May 9th, the Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 62nd...Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Food Service Director Jeryl Carey organizes food trays at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Carey has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 1998. His job duties include running the food service department and making sure three meals are served every day. “Every day is different,” Carey said. “Every individual has a different personality.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

On June 14, The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its second ninety minute “Anger/Emotional Hygiene Session” at Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). One hundred percent of class participants rated the class excellent, with sixty percent showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community. When asked how the session was helpful, two participants said, "Identifying the emotions that come before anger and learning how to cash my $1,000,000 check (emotional hygiene), and "It helped me understand that anger is a secondary emotion.”Read more

The Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) hosted an employee appreciation meal for the entire facility on May 25. Lieutenant Kinney smoked chicken and pork for sandwiches, which were served along with baked beans, coleslaw, cookies, chips and water. Team members also received popcorn, donuts and a small gift throughout the month of May. Thank you for all you do!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Food Service Specialist Maria Casalins takes inventory of food service items in the kitchen at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Casalins has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2016. Her main job duties include supervising individuals assigned to the kitchen, conducting inventory of food service items and serving meals. “I love being able to work in the kitchen and provide a service to the individuals,” Casalins said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlight

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