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About the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review
The NCJR is published by the Education and Advocacy Committee, Holy Family Catholic Church 1715 Izard Street,Omaha NE 68102. Views expressed in the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review do not necessarily represent the views of Holy Family Church, the members of our Advisory Committee, or anyone who contributes financially to the newsletter.

Mission: To improve public understanding of the criminal justice system in Nebraska and the needs of offenders and victims. To improve communication between those who administer and staff the criminal justice system, those who make plans and laws for it, those who are personally affected by it, and the community which pays for it and should be involved with it.

PUBLICATION NOTE: Because of a transition to a new editor, the NCJR did not publish the March and June 2018 issues. Publication should resume in the fall of 2018.

Recent Submissions

  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: |Work & Education Options In Nebraska Prisons By Mel Beckman|Comments On Education In Nebraska Prisons By Larry Hill|A Need For Substance Abuse Treatment|Clarinda, Iowa Prison To Host A New Plant|Office Of Community ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, August 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Task Force Report On Nebraska Prison Medical Services Points To Eleven Areas Of Concern, Makes Eighty Recommendations|Task Force Recommendations|Excerpts/ Governor’s News Release|More On Education In The Prisons|Focus ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March, 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Crime And Criminal Justice In Canada: A Glance Across Our Border By Dr. Frances Kaye|Lb 307 Would End Life In Prison Without The Possibility Of Parole As A Sentence For The Very Young By Mel Beckman|Nebraska ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2008. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 9no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Despite Passage Of Lb 682, Child Support Debt Remains A Serious Obstacle For Released Offenders By Mel Beckman|Want To Cut Crime Rates, Depopulate Prisons And Save Money? Read This! By John Krejci|Reentry Aftercare ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Goal Of Re-Entry Initiative: The Successful Return Of Offenders To Their Communities By Larry Wayne|Recommendations Of 2001 Nebraska Sex Offender Report Await Rescue From The Shelf By Mel Beckman|Sex Offender ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Nebraska|Nebraska Democratic Party Convention Supports Ending Juvenile Life Sentences By Mel Beckman|Trevelle Taylor, Age 17, Becomes The 25th Juvenile Incarcerated In Nebraska With A Life Term|Funeral Visits By ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Issues Under Consideration In The Nebraska Legislature This Spring|Community Corrections: Third Time’s A Charm, Or Three Strikes And You’re Out By John Krejci|LB 53: Nebraska Ex-Felons To Vote Sooner, After ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, November 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Parole In Nebraska|An Interview With Mr. Janies Mckenzie, Nebraska Adult Parole Administration|The Cost Of Incarceration, Per Inmate, Compared To Parole|Housing For Parolees|Improving Treatment: A Quality Of Life ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: |Douglas County Adult Corrections By Mel Beckman|Family Service Helps Youth Avoid Confinement|Legislative Update|Prison Health Care Bill Passed|Criminal Justice Interim Study Planned|Funding Restorative Justice ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, February 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Follow-Up On Inmate Medical Care|Reform Involves Structure And Performance By Marshall Lux|D.C.S. Makes Changes Ok’d By Governor Johanns By Dan Danaher|Parole In Nebraska|Lb 738 - For Increased Use Of Parole By ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, February 2000. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 1no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|An Introduction to the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, by Mel Beckman|What Statistics* Can Tell Us About The Criminal Justice System, by John Krejci|Criminal Disenfranchisement, by Virginia Walsh|Quick Tour - ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Voting Rights Campaign For Ex- Felons Begins This Month By Peggy Adair|A Vision Of The Future: Some Thoughts From Director Houston By John Krejci|Action-Oriented Research: The Nebraska Methamphetamine Treatment ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Court For Young Adult Offenders Is The Result Of Extensive Collaboration By Stuart Dornan|The Douglas Co. Juvenile Assessment Center: A First Year Evaluation By Kim Culp|Restorative Justice Coalition And The ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|October Is Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month|Election Day, 2004: 44.000 Nebraska Ex-Offenders Will Be Excluded From The Polls By Mel Beckman|Tecumseh: There Is An Elephant In The Living Room By ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2008. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 9no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|A Juvenile Injustice By Sarah Ann Lewis|Inmates Can Begin To Apply For Modification Of Their Child Support Orders, Beginning July 1 By Mel Beckman|Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (P.I.E.) Provides ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|U.S. Supreme Court Hears Cases Of Youth Sentenced To Life Without The Possibility Of Parole For Non-Homicide Crimes By Grant Custer|The Nebraska Coalition For The Fair Sentencing Of Youth: Working To End Sentencing ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Focus On Juvenile Justice: New Approaches, Adaptations And Issues|Making Diversion Programs Available By Diana Owens|Omaha Is A Demonstration Site For Graduated Sanctions By Judge Wadie Thomas|The Douglas County ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2004. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 5no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Problems At Nebraska’s Super-Max Prison By John Krejci|Corrections Director Clarke On Tecumseh By Harold Clarke|Inmate Perspectives On Tecumseh|U.S. Prisons Like Abu Graib?|The Two Pillars Of The Criminal Justice ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Budget Reductions At The Nebraska Department Of Correctional Services By Robin Spindler|Supreme Court Puts A Limit On Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences For Youth|Trying To Do What Fr. Flanagan Would Do|Quotes ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Assisting Victims Of Crime By Jo Anna Briggs|Recidivism And The Need For Transitioning Guidance By Connie Gibbs|Follow Up On Funeral Visits: Searching For Compassion By John Krejci|Book Review By Amybirky|Commutations ...

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