A Year Look into the Future – by 2019 Spirit of Youth Award winner, Nedhal Al-kazahy

A Year Look into the Future Note: This is a guest post from Nedhal Al-kazahy, Nebraska Appleseed’s Child Welfare Youth Fellow. See the original post on Nebraska Appleseed website. Since beginning my internship at Nebraska Appleseed in April 2018, I’ve had many amazing opportunities come my way. I’ve used my experience as an advocate. I created […]

Juvenile Justice Suicide Prevention Conference

At their October 16, 2018 meeting, the Juvenile Services Committee (JSC) and the Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) reviewed the 2018 annual report of the Office of Inspector General of Child Welfare.  During the review, members noted the rise in the reports of suicide attempts over the last three fiscal years. Members identified the need […]

What Is Cyberbullying? An Overview for Students, Parents, and Teachers

The Internet is a defining factor of modern education. In fact, education has become more accessible and widespread than ever before because of the Internet. From using digital textbooks to getting a degree online, more classroom functions and student experiences are moving into cyberspace — including, unfortunately, bullying. Despite all the good that the Internet […]

Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs

OJJDP has released “Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs”

Congratulations Cynthia Kennedy!

-Congratulations Cynthia Kennedy- On Receiving the Excellence in Leadership Award for 2017

Study Strongly Endorses Nebraska Probation Assessment Tool for Youth

A new juvenile probation research study validated Nebraska probation’s assessment tool. The assessment tool, named “Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory,” emphasizes the importance of tailoring treatment and supervision to meet the needs of individual youth on probation. Accurate use of this evidence-based assessment tool provides direction for behavior change, making youth less likely to […]

Teens Volunteer to Help with Police Training

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s not always obvious – and comes from things like emotional abuse and the circumstances behind the problems. Often the best way to understand those who are different from us is to get to know them. In this case, five 17-year-olds from the Boys […]

Group calls for keeping parts of ‘Obamacare’ to help young adults in Nebraska

GROUP CALLS FOR KEEPING PARTS OF THE ‘OBAMACARE’ TO HELP YOUNG ADULTS IN NEBRASKA

Editorial: Abused kids: a call to action

Nebraskans expect children to be in safe hands when the state removes them from home for abuse, neglect or criminal justice and places them into state care.

Nebraska Must do Even More to Protect Children

NEBRASKA MUST DO EVEN MORE TO PROTECT CHILDREN