Steiner, Wright and Spohn Partner with Douglas County on Reentry Project
Professors Benjamin Steiner and Emily Wright, along with Nebraska Center for Justice Research Director Ryan Spohn, recently entered into an agreement with Douglas County to assist with the design and evaluation of assessment and case management services being implemented at the Douglas County Detention Center. The new screening assessment will focus on identifying the risk and criminogenic needs of individuals booked into the detention center, while the case management services will provide individuals with ongoing reentry case management and referrals to services offered in the detention center and the community that are designed to address the needs identified by the assessment. The ultimate goal of the project is to reduce the rate of recidivism among individuals placed in the detention center.
The three year project is funded indirectly by the Sherwood Foundation, which provided $1,750,000 to Douglas County to initiate the reentry program and related evaluation. UNOs portion of the contact is $312,658. The project will also involve School of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate students Ebonie Epinger and Nicky Dalbir.
Story published 1/2017