Parole Supervision & Crime Victim Advocacy


Monday, February 6, 2023
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Session Type: Workshop

In 2020, the Nebraska Division of Parole Supervision (DPS) was awarded a grant in which they were able to implement a new program within to provide services to victims of crime engaged in the parole process. The DPS has worked with their grant partners as well as advocates across the nation to identify gaps in services and systemic responses, improve victim engagement in the parole process, and create guidelines for engagement between victims and field officers. DPS staff plan to continue national outreach efforts to determine best practices for implementation in Nebraska. The Nebraska Board of Parole (NBOP) and the DPS continue to work closely throughout this project with hope for Nebraska to be a model state for victim advocacy in community supervision.


Alix Adams
Data Analyst,

Alexandra (Alix) Adams is a Program and Data Analyst for the State of Nebraska’s Division of Parole Supervision. Before working at the Division of Parole, Alix worked at the Nebraska State Patrol as the assistant to the Nebraska Hazardous Incident Team and the Coordinator for the state-wide Body Camera Program. Alix holds bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently working to obtain a MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Kelsey Hansen
, NE Board of Parole/Division of Parole Supervision

Kelsey Hansen is a Victim Specialist with the Nebraska Division of Parole Supervision. She joined DPS in October 2021 following a grant awarded to the Agency by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Kelsey obtained her BSW from the University of Nebraska – Kearney in 2020 and will graduate from the University of Nebraska – Omaha in 2023 with a MS degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice. She is a Certified Social Worker in Nebraska and recently earned the title of Credentialed Advocate through the National Organization for Victim Assistance.