NJJA Webinars

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One of the fundamental purposes of the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association is to provide training to those interested in Juvenile Justice issues and to professionals within the field.  The landscape and format for making training opportunities available has changed dramatically in the last decade.  Recognizing that social media style events are increasing everyday, NJJA opted to expand our digital footprint and provide web-based training events.  The topics with be individualized and important to Juvenile Justice issues in Nebraska. Web-based training also allows entities the opportunity to have staff participate in a training event without the ‘windshield’ factor.  Staff can attend a web-based training opportunity and be back to their assigned work, minutes upon completion of the event.  We also live in an age whereby many people take every opportunity they can to access information and training via the Internet.  Ours was not a question of, “Should we venture into web-based training events?” but rather, “When can we begin providing quality, web-based training.” 

— Tom McBride | NJJA Executive Director

We are always looking for new webinar content. If you or your agency would like to collaborate on a future webinar or you are interested in presenting already prepared material, please submit a proposal for a webinar.

March 2017 Webinar

Therapeutic Restitution for Youth with Illegal Sexual Behavior  

The idea of restorative justice and restitution has long been a part of juvenile probation protocols. When working with young people who have sexually harmed, we can make this process therapeutic as well. In counseling terms, restitution is renamed reparation, the root word being “repair”. Especially in the cases of sibling sexual abuse, the children and teens involved in the sexual abuse are often reunited. If possible, the youth who caused the harm can complete a “reparation project” for the other child(ren) which can bring healing to everyone involved. The reparation project gives the youth something to be proud of and may heal uncovered shame. The youth cannot be proud of the illegal behavior, but they can be proud of their efforts to repair their mistake. The necessary criteria for a “reparation project” and examples will be discussed.

MARCH 23, 2017 at 11:00-12:00 PM CST


PRESENTED BY:

Sheryl Overby | Since 1988, Ms. Overby has helped families impacted by sexual abuse, including abused children, children with problematic sexual behaviors, caregivers and adults. She spent 15 years as an RSafe® therapist at Lutheran Family Services (LFS) and now leads the RSafe® Training and Consultation Program. She provides individual and family therapy in private practice at Woodhaven Counseling. Ms. Overby’s website, sheryloverby.com, and professional Facebook page, Sheryl Overby Counseling, have many articles and resources available.


Therapeutic Restitution for Youth with Illegal Sexual Behavior Power Point

February 2017 Webinar

2017 Legislative Bill Update 

This Webinar will examine the Legislative Bills which have been introduced to have an impact on Juvenile Justice related Issues. Discussion will be held as to how the Bills might move through the Legislative process and have an actual impact on those providing services, oversight and the youth and families themselves.

FEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 11:00-12:00 PM CST


PRESENTED BY:

Juliet Summers | Juliet Summers is the policy coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. She is responsible for overseeing all of Voices for Children’s research, analysis, and advocacy efforts regarding child welfare and juvenile justice. Prior to joining the Voices team, she was a juvenile public defender in Douglas County. Juliet holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from Duke University. She is a member of the Nebraska bar.

2017 Legislative Overview Power Point

December 2016 Webinar

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Nebraska Legislative Advocacy 101

This one-hour webinar will cover everything you didn’t learn in Civics class (or have forgotten) about the Nebraska Unicameral, how bills are crafted and become law, and how you can get involved in the process.

December 13, 2016 at 11:00-12:00 p.m. CST 

*This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE hour for Attorneys. 


PRESENTED BY:

Juliet Summers | Juliet Summers is the policy coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. She is responsible for overseeing all of Voices for Children’s research, analysis, and advocacy efforts regarding child welfare and juvenile justice. Prior to joining the Voices team, she was a juvenile public defender in Douglas County. Juliet holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from Duke University. She is a member of the Nebraska bar.


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September 2016 Webinar

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The Laws, They are A’Changin- Changes to the Nebraska ICWA and BIA Regulations

This webinar will go over the major changes to the Nebraska ICWA and the new BIA regulations that will go into effect in December 2016. Most notably, the webinar will discuss how ICWA applies to cases managed by the Office of Probation. 

September 26, 2016 at 1:00 CST 

*This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of Juvenile Criminogenic CEU’s.


PRESENTED BY:

Robert McEwen |  Robert McEwen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a law degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Before being hired by Appleseed in 2011, Robert clerked at Nebraska Appleseed for a year and half. Since joining Appleseed, Robert has managed the Foster Care Reform Legal Resource Center, which provides a variety of resources to assist frontline child welfare attorneys in addressing systemic issues in their individual cases. Robert has also co-authored two amici briefs before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.


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July 2016 Webinar

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Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice: Clarifying roles for optimal youth & family collaboration

As implementation of Juvenile Justice Reform continues in Nebraska, one of the key areas of focus is clarifying the distinct roles of juvenile justice and child welfare. These roles are very different, but must be united to maximize the services and support provided to youth and families in order to ensure success. Additionally, youth may require supports from both systems simultaneously which reinforces the need for collaboration. This webinar will discuss the different roles of juvenile justice and child welfare, as well as how collaboration is essential for probation officers and child welfare workers who must work together to develop plans that ensure youth achieve success in Nebraska Toward Equity.

JULY 29, 2016 AT 1:00 CST


PRESENTED BY:

LINDY BRYCESON | Field Operations Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services – Children and Family Services

KARI RUMBAUGH | Assistant Deputy Administrator, Administrative Office of Probation – Juvenile Services


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