ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.
A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.
List of Nebraska ReEntry Programs
Reentry AfterCare (RAC) is a non-profit organization founded on collaborative-partnerships and whose strength comes from a large and ever-growing base of volunteers networked with existing community-based and faith-based organizations and government offices. Founded in Iowa, our reentry model is rapidly being implemented by many other states.
Released and Restored
Released and Restored provides inmates and ex-offenders in Nebraska with the tools and support systems needed for learning how to live moral, ethical, and legal lives in our communities. Our goal is to prepare individuals for their release, restore family relationships that were harmed or broken by incarceration, and to renew lives.
Nebraska Department of Corrections
Utilizing a comprehensive form of case management, NDCS focuses on issues including substance abuse, mental health, housing, employment, education, mentoring, transportation, criminal thinking, vocational, and parenting/family reunification needs.
‘Ban the Box’ in Hiring Program
Ban-the-box laws don’t prevent employers from rejecting applicants because of their criminal pasts. However, they typically prohibit asking the question or running a criminal background check until the first or second interview or until an offer is made. The goal is to prevent employers from blackballing people based solely on their criminal background.
Construction Training Program for Inmates
The course provides inmates who graduate a pre-apprenticeship certificate through the Home Builders Institute. The course also provides inmates with first aid and CPR training, making them more employable and reducing the cost of training for their future employers. The program also provides resume-writing and job-interview training for inmates, as well as helps them find jobs.
Lincoln Sex Offender Program
LINCOLN, Neb.– The state will provide money for a Lincoln-based outpatient treatment program that provides treatment to some sex offenders who are trying to avoid reoffending. The program is known as STOP. It offers a mix of therapy types to help offenders adapt after being in prison or in the state psychiatric hospital in Lincoln.
NDCS Reentry initiative
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is changing the way inmate reentry is handled. With the passage of LB 907 earlier this year, for the first time ever, funds have been specifically allocated to assist in facilitating the community reentry of incarcerated individuals.
Nebraska Job Training Program
LINCOLN, Nebraska — A new program will help provide job training to parolees and minimum-security inmates to help reduce the chances of them returning to prison.
Parolees for Life on Outside
Parolees and minimum-security inmates will receive job training and other support through three Lincoln organizations in a state-funded effort to keep them from returning to prison.