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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, 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, 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, December 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|Overcrowding: Can We Build Our Way Out? By John Krejci|Interim Legislature Study Of Nebraska Correctional Issues By Barbara Brunkow|Article/ & Poetry From Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen We Langa|Nebraska Parole And ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, June 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 2 )
    CONTENTS:|Black Citizens In Nebraska Are Incarcerated Disproportionately. Why?|Assisting Families Of Sex Offenders The Chaperon Program Of Lincoln By Peter J. Frazier-Koontz|New Uses For Recorded Jail Phone Calls: Issues ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, March 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 1 )
    CONTENTS:|Helping Latinos Avoid The Criminal Justice System By Shelley Schrader|Not All Sex Offenders Receive Treatment By Mel Beckman|Lb 738 - Calls For Much Greater Use Of Parole In Nebraska|Medical Care For Douglas ...
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • 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, September 2002. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 3no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|Sex Offenders In Nebraska Management And Treatment|What Is Sex Offender Treatment? By Roxanne Koenig|Management Of Sex Offenders Nebraska Issues By Mel Beckman|Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registry|Victim Services ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, September 2001. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 2no. 3 )
    CONTENTS:|The Quest For Efficiency In Douglas County’s Criminal Justice System By Carol Mcbride Pirsch|Fairness Of The Death Penalty In Nebraska: Baldus’ Response By John Krejci|Nebraska To Examine Statewide Community ...
  • Nebraska Criminal Justice Review, December 2005. 

    (Holy Family Church, Omaha, Neb., vol. 6no. 4 )
    CONTENTS:|New Douglas County Corrections Director Wants Programming For Every Prisoner By Mel Beckman|A Disturbing Meth Report Should Move The Legislature Toward Extra Funding For Community Corrections By John Krejci|Tecumseh: ...
  • 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 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 ...

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