Nebraska invests millions of dollars annually in rehabilitative programming in prisons. To better understand if these programs are effective, CSG Justice Center staff conducted an in-depth assessment of institutional programs to identify how corrections can modify its investments to maximize recidivism reduction.
Faced with a prison system at 159 percent of capacity and expected to grow to 170 percent of capacity by FY2020, state leaders in Nebraska pursued justice reinvestment. After extensive analyses identified key challenges in the state’s criminal justice system, policymakers developed a policy framework designed to reduce prison overcrowding and expand the use of probation and parole supervision.
This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, probation, and parole data presented to Nebraska’s Justice Reinvestment Working Group.
Presentation of Nebraska’s criminal justice system challenges, justice reinvestment policy framework, and impact estimates to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on December 11, 2014. This presentation includes proposed strategies that aims to reduce recidivism, lower corrections costs, and increase public safety […]
This presentation looks at the state’s ability to manage people convicted of low-level offenses to drive down recidivism, how the state structures prison sentences to include a period of post-release supervision, and how to enhance post-release supervision to ensure parolees are held accountable.
Presentation of intermediate analyses, including contributors to Nebraska’s prison crowding, information on felony sentencing distribution, and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending, delivered to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on August 25, 2014.
This presentation introduces the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the justice reinvestment process, provides an overview of criminal justice data trends in Nebraska, and discusses the guiding principles behind “what works” to reduce recidivism.
This overview highlights recent criminal justice trends in Nebraska that the Justice Reinvestment Working Group will be exploring in coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment effort.