NCJR to Lend Expertise to NBOP/DPS Study
The Nebraska Board of Parole and Division of Parole Supervision (NBOP/DPS) was recently awarded grant funding for the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 19 Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities. This award will provide an opportunity for a community corrections agency across the country to increase its ability to assist in the reduction of crimes committed by individuals supervised in the community on parole and probation.
NBOP/DPS was awarded $553,445 for a total of 4 years, from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2023. The funds will be used to develop a violence-reduction aftercare program and cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBI) groups across the state. CBI groups will maintain an open group structure with the aim of reducing the recidivism rate of high-risk parole clients and in particular those identified as likely to reoffend violently and those who previously have not been successful on community supervision.
The Nebraska Center for Justice Research, housed within UNOs School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will be lending their expertise in program evaluation for this study.
Published January, 2020