90-540. Appropriations for probation, Department of Correctional Services, legal education, and Consortium for Crime and Justice Research; legislative intent.

It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate:

(1) To the Office of Probation Administration:

(a) Five million dollars to expand mental health services with priority population being participants in the specialized substance abuse supervision program and problem-solving courts; and

(b) Three million eight hundred thousand dollars for new reporting centers and expanded services;

(2) To the Vocational and Life Skills Program under the Department of Correctional Services, five million dollars to carry out the program;

(3) To the Legal Education for Public Service and Rural Practice Loan Repayment Assistance Fund, five hundred thousand dollars from the General Fund; and

(4) To the Consortium for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, two hundred thousand dollars to facilitate the establishment of the Nebraska Center for Justice Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The mission of the center shall be to develop and sustain research capacity internal to the State of Nebraska to assist the Legislature in research, evaluation, and policymaking to reduce recidivism, promote the use of evidence-based practices in corrections, and improve public safety.

Source:Laws 2014, LB907, ยง 19.