Who We Are

RISE Vision Statement: All people will find freedom from cycles of incarceration.

It’s that simple for us. Nebraska is the 2nd most overcrowded prison system in the United States. The United States incarcerates more people than the rest of the world. Freedom from cycles of incarceration means people are building wealth for their families, parenting their children and making positive contributions to their community. It means more tax dollars for education, infrastructure and services. Freedom from cycles of incarceration means there are legislative changes to outdated sentencing laws and people aren’t punished because of race or economic status. It means that generational incarceration in families is stopped dead in its tracks. Freedom from cycles of incarceration means improved public safety, available housing, more mental health and substance abuse support, and higher levels of education attainment. It means justice in its truest sense.