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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Jail Standards Board

Chairperson

Keith Harvat
Nebraska State Bar Association

Omaha

 

Members

Chris Cantrell
State Fire Marshal
Lincoln

 

Scott Frakes
Director, Department of Correctional Services
Lincoln

 

Mark Benne
Juvenile Detention Center Administrator
Gering

 

Kevin Stukenholtz
Saunders County Sheriff
Wahoo

 

Brad Johnson

Jail Administrator

Marell

 

Jim Peschong

Vice-Chair
Municipal Police Chief

Lincoln

 

Sherry Morrow
County Commissioner
Kearney

 

Connie Pfeiffer
Layperson
Omaha

 

Brad Alexander
Administrator Staff Secure
Plattsmouth

 

Daria Anderson-Faden

At Large Member

Kimball

 

The Nebraska Jail Standards Board was created in 1978 with statutory authority to develop and implement minimum standards for adult jails and temporary holding facilities throughout Nebraska.  The Board was placed with the Crime Commission in August of 1981 with the passage of Legislative Bill (LB) 328.  With the enactment of the Juvenile Detention Facility Standards in August of 1993, the Board's purview was expanded to include juvenile detention facilities. 

Nebraska is one of only a few states to have its standards and inspection program administered by a "grassroots" representative board, providing optimum opportunity for those impacted by the standards to have input into the process.  While the Jail Standards Board operates as an independent governing board, staff and administrative support are provided by the Crime Commission's Jail Standards Division.

The Jail Standards Board is comprised of 11 members, nine of which are appointed by the Governor for three year terms.  Statutorily, the State Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Correctional Services serve on the Board.  Appointed board members include two county commissioners or supervisors, a county sheriff, police chief, juvenile detention facility administrator, administrator of a large jail (an average daily population of greater than 50 persons), member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and two laypersons. 

  Meeting Minutes