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83-182.01. Structured programming.(1) Structured programming shall be planned for all adult persons committed to the department. The structured programming shall include any of the following: Work programs, vocational training, behavior management and modification, money management, and substance abuse awareness, counseling, or treatment. Programs and treatment services shall address:(a) Behavioral impairments, severe emotional disturbances, and other mental health or psychiatric disorders;(b) Drug and alcohol use and addiction;(c) Health and medical needs;(d) Education and related services;(e) Counseling services for persons committed to the department who have been physically or sexually abused;(f) Work ethic and structured work programs; and(g) The development and enhancement of job acquisition skills and job performance skills.(2) The goal of such structured programming is to provide the skills necessary for the person committed to the department to successfully return to his or her home or community or to a suitable alternative community upon his or her release from the adult correctional facility.(3) If a person committed to the department refuses to participate in the structured programming described in subsection (1) of this section, he or she shall be subject to disciplinary action.(4) Any person committed to the department who is qualified by reason of education, training, or experience to teach academic or vocational classes may be given the opportunity to teach such classes to committed offenders as part of the structured programming described in this section. SourceLaws 1995, LB 371, § 29; Laws 1997, LB 364, § 18.