Awards and Scholarships
Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Scholarship Award
Each year the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association provides a $500 scholarship to an outstanding college junior or senior working toward a career in juvenile justice. Information about the scholarship is provided to all Nebraska colleges and universities approximately 3 months prior to the conference.
Applicants are asked to fill out a form describing work experience in the field, volunteer/community service experience, professional growth and development, and career goals. Applications are reviewed and a recipient is selected by the NJJA Board. The scholarship is presented during the annual NJJA conference awards luncheon. Scholarship recipient will meet with the NJJA Board for networking opportunities.
NJJA Commitment to Excellence in Leadership Award
This award was established in 2011 to recognize executives and managers in the field who have provided exemplary integrity and leadership serving youth, families, and staff. Strong leadership is critical to effective change at the individual, organizational, and systemic level for juvenile justice in Nebraska. Nominations for this award are sought from the field approximately 3 months prior to the annual conference and are reviewed by the NJJA Board. The recipient is honored at the annual NJJA conference awards luncheon.