United Way of the Midlands’
Court Referral Community Service Program (CRCSP)
The Court Referral Community Service Program (CRCSP) is a program that is grant-funded through Douglas County. The purpose of the program is to benefit the community that has been harmed by an offender’s crime. Judges order offenders to complete community service hours and CRCSP refers them to agencies for completion of the ordered hours as well as the offender.
CRCSP eliminates the need for probation officers to spend time referring clients to agencies and having to verify service hours which promotes efficiency. We refer clients to agencies, verify the hours directly with the agencies, and report back to the officers.
CRCSP assists approximately 300 clients annually. With each client serving an average of 75 hours each, this represents over 2,500 service hours for our community.
Justice involvement, lack of a career path and lack of support affect a clients success. This program helps remove barriers for clients; which can reduce recidivism, probation violations, and possible jail time.
CRCSP currently has relationships with many agencies across the community. United Way of the Midlands places all misdemeanor and felony offenses, with the exception of sexual offenses.
We are now also offering transportation to and from agency sites, through Lyft, for those who have legitimate transportation needs so they can complete their service hours.
Get in touch
Our CRCSP program manager completed their undergraduate education in Criminal Justice and graduate program in Clinical Counseling. As a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner and with past experience as a probation officer for the State of Nebraska, they have the experience and expertise to collaborate with probation and the courts.
Christine Allen, Program Manager
United Way of the Midlands
2201 Farnam Street, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68102