Douglas County Juvenile Justice WHERE WE ARE–WHERE WE’RE GOING

The Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum Thursday, APRIL 23, 2020 6:30 to 7: Networking & Refreshments Program: 7 to 9 PM Kim Hawekotte, JD, new Deputy Douglas County Administrator & Anne Hobbs, JD, PhD, Director of the UNO Juvenile Justice Institute will lead an interactive experience exploring strengths, challenges, opportunities, and plans for Douglas County’s […]

LGBTQ+ Workplace Culture Summit – Council Bluffs/Omaha

Please join us for an affordable training event. Presented by One Iowa and OutNebraska, this new event provides resources and networking opportunities for employers and LGBTQ employees to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces. Employers will learn more about the LGBTQ community, how to make more inclusive policies, and retain LGBTQ talent. October 3, 2019 Metro […]

Nebraska Behavioral Health Jobs –

Check out our online recruiting tools at Free website Dedicated exclusively to behavioral, mental health and substance abuse-related jobs in Nebraska Opt-in to receive our newsletter The Connection Visit the website to fill out your profiles and get started networking with behavioral health professionals in Nebraska On the website, employers can post […]

Support success in mental health and counseling

Schools, mental health centers, prisons, and many other institutions benefiting the public are strengthened by students who’ve earned a major in counseling. Their roles as counselors, community service managers, and social workers provide immeasurable support to their neighbors and communities, and efforts made to foster their academic health in turn foster the health of our […]

Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy 2019

This five-day, 40-hour certificate program provides statewide, standardized academic training for victim service providers and allied professionals. Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26 Apply at Click here for more information. Creighton University Mike and Josie Harper Center Ballroom A, B and C 602 N. 20th St. Omaha, NE 68102 Tuition: $500 Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks […]

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 […]