Offenders Harm Bank

Any Nebraska crime survivor may request to view their offender’s “Harm” (apology) letters which is kept on file at the Community Justice Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. All harm letters must remain at the CJC office; these documents are only for viewing. Offenders who have taken and successful completed the CJC Offenders Motivational/Victims Impact Class may request to have his/her letter placed on file at the CJC.

Offenders whose crimes involve sexual assault, children or domestic violence CANNOT deposit their “Harm” (apology) letters in the CJC Harm  Bank.

To find out if you have a letter on file, please contact the CJC at (402) 429-1050. If your offender has a letter on file, a pre-viewing meeting will be arranged to address any issues.

Note: For some crime survivors, harm (apology) letters is all they need from their offender. Other crime survivors may need a harm letter and much more. Some crime survivors have no interest in a harm letter. Each survivors needs are different; each survivor must be given the right to decide whether or not they want a harm letter (apology). Crime survivors should not be judged because they do or do not want to receive a harm (apology) letter.

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