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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Case Manager Todd Langan begins his day by checking e-mail and setting up times to meet with incarcerated individuals at the Community Correctional Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Langan has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 1990. His main job duties include supervising incarcerated individuals and NDCS team members, assisting with reentry and making sure everything at CCC-O runs smoothly. “I enjoy working at CCC-O because every day can present a different challenge," Langan says. “The relationships that we build with various employers and outside agencies is very beneficial for...Read more

Team members from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Central Office recently participated in a blood drive, donating 20 units of blood. There were 21 donors present, three of which were brand new donors. Thank you all for your generosity!Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 58th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on March 21. Ninety percent of participants said they gained insight into the effects their actions had on their victims and communities. “It taught me to think about how my crime affected others and how I traumatized my victims" one participant said.Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 67th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on March 20. Seventy-five percent of participants said they gained insight into the effects their actions had on their victims and communities. “I learned how victims are impacted by my criminal lifestyle and behaviors," one participant said.Read more

Team members at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) recently created the Survival of the Fittest workout competition. Thirteen incarcerated men participated in a variety of physical challenges, including push-ups, pull-ups, tricep dips, a 300-yard shuttle run and a calisthenic leg workout. The final challenge was competing in the MURPH -- a crossfit challenge created to honor Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. The winners pictured here include 1st place winner Ross Byers (center), 2nd place Lamont Norris (right) and 3rd place Lance White (left).Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Food Service Specialist Tanja Bredwell organizes trays in preparation for dinner at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). Bredwell has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2008. Her main job duties include supervising kitchen workers in prepping, cooking and serving meals. “I’ve done food service all my life and I like working with the women,” Bredwell said. “If I can make a difference in one person’s life, I feel gratified.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Caseworker Brianna Husmann assists an incarcerated individual with the sanitation guidelines and how to maintain proper sanitation in the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) Temporary Housing Unit. Husmann has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since June 2017. Her main job duties include assisting incarcerated individuals with passes and furloughs, conducting orientation, teaching Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) classes, as well as various other duties. “I enjoy assisting individuals in their transition back into the community,” Husmann said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlight...Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) would like to recognize and honor all social workers as we wrap up Social Work Month. The primary role of the social worker is to assist with discharge planning, serve as a resource and consultant to other NDCS staff members and to provide mental health services to incarcerated individuals as needed. They provide a variety of services, including: assistance with obtaining Social Security, Medicaid, food stamp benefits, identification documents, veteran's assistance; securing appropriate living arrangements; arranging medical appointments; and providing information on...Read more

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