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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: After a 1½ year break (since January 2018), publication of the NCJR will resume in July 2019, with Mel Beckman returning to his role as Editor.

VIEWING NOTE: To view all issues in chronological order, select the BROWSE BY "By Issue Date" option at the top of this page. Issues start with the February 2000 issue.

Recent Submissions

  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2020 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 20no. 1 )
    CONTENTS: |Wanted: a challenge to the felony murder doctrine, by Shaheed K. Biko Hamza, aka Derek Dixon 36413 |An open letter to the Legislature's Appropriation Committee and Judiciary Committee, by Marshall Lux |They have ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 3 )
    CONTENTS: | Good people are at work, but the justice system is fragmented, by John Krejci | The Interstate Corrections Compact explained, by Scott R. Frakes, Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services | ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 2 )
    CONTENTS: | We All Have Value, by Terry Ricketts | Corrections Reports Demand Dramatic Action, by John Krejci | Crime Victims Confront Perpetrators Through a Special Program | Attending a Pardons Board Hearing? Expect to ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, July 2019 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 19no. 1 )
    CONTENTS: | The NCJR is back! by Linda Ohri | Corrections reform: LB 686 One small step for prison reform? by John Krejci | What’s working.... What’s challenging for juvenile justice advocates? by Joanna Lindberg | 1800 ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Myth Of An Overcrowded Prison System: A Minority Report (Part One Of Three Parts) By Polidoros C. Pserros|Prison Overcrowding And The 140 Percent Paper Tiger By Shakur Abdullah|The Prison Overcrowding Crisis: ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2010. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 11no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Five Juvenile Lifers Are Among The Twenty Longest-Serving Lifers In Nebraska By Mel Beckman|Sixteen Appointed To Douglas County Re- Entry Task Force By Michael Myers|Circles Of Support And Accountability For ...
  • 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, 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, 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 ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June, 2009. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 10no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Restorative Justice: Investing In Communities, Not In Prisons By John Krejci|The Development And Implementation Of The Ndcs Mental Health Unit By Cameron S. White|Service Activities As Restorative Justice 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, 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, December 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Nebraska’s Re-Entry Initiative By Larry Wayne|“Restorative” Justice Is Goal Of New Coalition By Kelly Keller|Community Corrections And Restorative Justice By Kay Pranis|Lawyers And Judges To Seek Fairness For ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Challenge Of Implementing Lb 46 By John Krejci|Child Support Issues And Nebraska Inmates By Catherine Mahern|Community Corrections Council Members|Restorative Justice Gathering Scheduled For October 8th|Family ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Correcting Corrections An “Up” Side Of The Budget Crisis By John Krejci|Lb 503 - Would Restore Voting Rights To Ex- 0offenders By Senator Lowen Kruse|Some Youthful Offenders Have Chance For More Education By Mr. ...
  • 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, March 2003. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 4no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Nebraska May Roll Back Its Growing Rate Of Incarceration|Working Group And Lb 46 Call For More Progress Toward Community Justice By Mel Beckman|Omaha World Herald Spotlights Nebraska’s Overreliance On Incarceration ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Reducing Youth Detention: Are We Locking Up Too Many, For Too Long?|Detention Overcrowding By Joanna Lind Berg|Center Seeks Compliance With Jail Standards|United Way Court-Ordered Community Service: A Win-Win ...

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