Listed below are the many agencies that participate in RAN’s mission and goals.

Without the assistance of these organizations RAN would not be successful.

Voting Agencies


Alternatives To Violence Project

AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) Nebraska, an affiliate of a volunteer-based international organization, offers 18-hour experiential workshops on conflict resolution focusing on positive transformation of anger. Weekend workshops, which are voluntary, are held in prisons (Omaha & Lincoln) and the community (Lincoln). The national project began in the mid 1970’s when a group of incarcerated men reached out in an effort to stem the violence in their prison. The project has been active in NE since 1997.
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Bridges to Hope is a non-profit 501(c)3 that is a resource agency for the formerly incarcerated or soon to be released.  We seek to accompany former offenders while they are moving out of correctional institutions and into the community.  B2H has a 4800 sq. foot warehouse with essential items to set up a home after release from incarceration including clothing, hygiene products, household goods, kitchen items, furniture, bedding and towels that are provided at no cost to former offenders.


Bright Path, LLC

Bright Path’s mission is to create successful reintegration opportunities for high-risk offenders. ​Bright Path offers transitional, safe and sober living paired with evidence-based programming to address anti-social behaviors, restructure cognitive deficits, and improve daily life and employment skills.



The Center For People In Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families and individuals as they strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency.



The Community Justice Center (CJC) is a not-for-profit, public safety organization addressing the needs of crime victims, correctional institutions, offenders and communities.​ View our brochure.



A part of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the FEAST ministry – Friends Eating and Singing and Studying and Sharing Together brings people serving time at the Community Correction Center of Lincoln Work Release center and other ex-offenders and their families into the church for worship, a Sunday meal, Bible studies and fellowship.


Prison Ministry

We are ordinary, imperfect sinners and misfits representing different backgrounds and life stages, being changed by the power of Jesus through this beautiful thing called grace. Our mission is to glorify God by seeking to present every person complete in Christ.


Health Department

Our mission is to protect and promote the public’s health.



The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a consumer-run, voluntary not-for-profit statewide association with Chapters located in communities throughout Nebraska. MHA-NE brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.



Nebraska Aftercare In Action is a non-profit 501(c)3 that trains and supports teams of 4 – 6 caring, interested community members to work with people recently released from incarceration to help them become reintegrated to society.  The teams provide support in finding housing, employment, transportation and other needs as the released person works to become a productive contributing member or society.


Nebraska Appleseed

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.


nebraska coalition

The Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is a statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence. We work to enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by supporting and building upon the services provided by our network of local programs.


Nebraskans unafraid

Nebraskans Unafraid (NU) is a grass-roots organization that works to make our communities safer. We believe the right to safety extends to registered people and their loved ones. We oppose Nebraska’s state-sanctioned violence against groups of people. We work to change the draconian laws that incite violence, deprive people of their jobs, homes and family lives. We educate the public about how to achieve safe communities.


New Visions

The vision of New Visions Community Churches: Through the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus Christ, the New Visions Community changes lives. Our Mission: as individuals and as a community, New Visions Community focuses on the needs of the world.


Ponca tribe of NE

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE PONCA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA in order to restore, preserve and protect all rights aboriginally held by our people and their descendants, promote peace, prosperity, happiness, and the general welfare of the members of our Tribe and our posterity, to exercise home rule, to assert our inherent sovereignty, to protect our right of self-government, to conserve custom, to improve our social order, to protect our rights as individuals, to promote our economic welfare, to promote domestic tranquility, to promote business enterprises both cooperative and individual, to promote educational opportunities for all Ponca people, to consolidate our land holdings by purchase, exchange, transfer, gift, or otherwise, do ordain and establish this Constitution in accordance with our inherent sovereignty, and all previous aboriginal rights of our members and Treaties previously entered into with the United States of America.


Released and Restored provides inmates and ex-offenders in Nebraska with the tools and support systems needed to learn how to live productive, moral, ethical, and legal lives in our communities after their release from prison or jail.



RISE Focus: That all people find freedom from cycles of incarceration.
At RISE, transformation starts pre-release and continues post-release. Our inside/out model bridges incarceration to the community and considers all the critical steps in that journey. We prepare and train people for each phase through intensive character development, employment readiness, job creation through entrepreneurship and case management. We transform people in the community by building awareness and empathy that leads to support and opportunity. These connections heal families, create employment pathways and lower recidivism.

Nonvoting Agencies


logo: NIFA - Nebraska Investment Finance Authority

NIFA partners with community-based organizations such as non-profits, local government, housing authorities and community development groups to bring NIFA programs to communities throughout the state in an effort to empower local citizens to design, develop and implement plans for addressing the communities’ housing and economic development needs in order to improve the quality of life for all.