If we want offenders to share the values and rules of a community, we need to make sure they feel a part of it.

Belonging is a powerful feeling. As offenders re-enter the community, how do we welcome restored individuals without stigma? The Community Justice Center works with communities across Nebraska to create safer and more inclusive communities.

Our approach is grounded in the belief that ALL individuals – despite what they have done or what’s happened to them – are valued and worthy to be restored and made whole as much as possible.

How you can support our mission:

Invite us to speak at your organization or conference

The Community Justice Center provides presentations on our restorative justice program to schools, civic groups, organizations, churches, and communities. These presentations explain the concepts of restorative justice and how we can all be involved in the healing process

Donate to our cause

Our work is creating massive change to the criminal justice system in Nebraska. Offenders who go through our programs are three times less likely to offend again. Our communities reap the benefits of this transformation by saving tax dollars, an increase to our public safety, and reduction of future crime.

“The project offers a needed addition to the restorative justice options available to us to repair the tears in our community fabric caused by crime.”
– Lee Copenhagen, Project Director at the Gallatin Community Justice Center, Bozeman, MT

Members of the community can be impacted by crime in many ways. Friends and families of both victims and offenders as well as bystanders can all have lasting and unexpected emotional trauma. Do you have a story to tell about how crime has impacted you as a community member?

Speaking Request

For speaking requests, complete the following form:

About CJC

The Community Justice Center (CJC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, Restorative Justice organization offers institutional and community programming that serves the needs of victims, offenders, and the community. We provide effective and evidence-based programming and forensic peer support in all Nebraska Correctional Institutions, Douglas County Jail, Lancaster County Jail, Nebraska communities, and with Nebraska Probation Reporting Centers statewide.

Contact Info

Community Justice Center
211 N. 14th St. Ste. 314
Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 429-1050
Office: (402) 277-8111