Every year, we at the NJJA like to recognize youth and juvenile justice professionals who make exceptional efforts towards improving and strengthening the juvenile justice community in Nebraska. Together, NJJA and the Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice will present four awards at our 40th anniversary conference in Kearney, May 6-8.
All nominations are due by April 1, 2015
Below are summaries of the awards and links to award nomination documents and nomination forms. For any other questions, please contact Peg Barner at Peg.Barner@nebraska.gov or 402.471.8402
2015 Scholarship Award
Each year, the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association provides a scholarship to an outstanding college junior or senior working towards a career in juvenile justice or an associated field.
This award recognizes an individual, in a management capacity, who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and who has provided a valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for youth and families in their community.
Service To Youth
This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated commitment, initiative, and advocacy on behalf of the youth and families they serve.
2015 Spirit to Youth Award.
The Spirit of Youth Award recognizes a young adult who has make great strides following involvement with the juvenile justice system; has overcome personal obstacles; and is making significant contributions to society.