Goodwill Funds Victim Impact Class for Offenders, Community Justice Center Expands Services Nationwide
Community Justice Center is excited to share with the public news about its continued expansion working with more incarcerated persons and individuals on probation throughout Nebraska.
Jim Jones, Executive Director of Community Justice Center, is excited about the future of the program that now has expanded to all twelve Nebraska Probation Districts, recently adding Broken Bow and O'Neill, Nebraska. CJC also provides incarcerated persons and individuals under community supervision a powerful and effective "Crime Victims Impact Class" holding them directly accountable while reducing re-arrest rates. The classes require the individuals to take a leading role in their recovery addressing their behavioral health needs. The program results are clear: safer communities (less crime), reduced prison populations and saved tax dollars. The cost of the prison program is solely covered by Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
In addition to the successes, growth and impact of CJC, a recent Tech Asst. grant from the US Justice Department, with the help of Tom Cassidy, Lincoln Public Safety Director, will be utilized to deliver the CJC curriculum online nationwide. Dennis E. McChargue, Ph.D. Associate Professor; University of Nebraska Department of Psychology added "From our evaluation, the CJC's Crime Victim Impact Class is highly impactful for those on probation. I am very excited to be a part of developing an online version of this group that is specifically structured to increase motivation for pro-social behavior." of this group that is specifically structured to increase motivation for prosocial behavior.”
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