The Midlands Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $115,654 to to 36 non-profit organizations in Sarpy and Cass counties in Nebraska.
Included in the grants were funding for the Cass County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocacy) that seeks the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect.
The nearby Plattsmouth Police Department received a grant to complete a new computerized citation system. It’s a project that’s required by state law. Instead of an officer writing out a citation for the offender to sign, the citation will now be digitized with the offender scanning in the signature. Read the Entire Article
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The Bank of America Merrill Lynch themselves, Social Finance Inc., New York State, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), the U.S. Department of Labor, Chesapeake Research Associates, and The Rockefeller Foundation come together to address recidivism by training and employing ex-inmates.