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Gov. Ricketts Sends Team to Parole Summit

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska has been selected, along with three other states, to participate in a learning collaborative to develop recommendations for strengthening parole decision-making policies and practices.


“This opportunity to collaborate with Colorado, Kentucky, and North Carolina offers an excellent occasion for the improvement of our own systems here at home,” said Governor Ricketts.  “This initiative will help continue the work we’ve accomplished in our criminal system by implementing best practices in our public safety agencies to protect the Good Life.”


State teams from Nebraska, Colorado, Kentucky, and North Carolina will attend a policy summit in Washington, D.C. The summit will assist participating states in developing recommendations for improving their state parole systems.  The policy summit will examine best practices for paroling authorities and the critical role they can play in achieving governors’ public safety goals.


Nebraska’s team will review the latest research on best practices in parole, identify strategies for strengthening the parole system, and explore opportunities for enhancing collaboration between governors’ offices and paroling authorities.  The team will also develop recommendations for later review.


Funding for the collaborative will be provided for by the National Governors Association, a bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors.