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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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 ...

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