Productivity in A Stable Workforce

  There have been many media articles and individual conversations as of late, regarding the status and future of the programs for youth in the Juvenile Justice System in Nebraska. It is evident to me that if any change needs to occur, those involved in such a process adopt a ‘planned response’ change-management system. How […]

National Gang Center Publishes “Parent’s Guide to Gangs” Update

In a blog post this week, the OJJDP announced the release of a useful tool for parents and juvenile justice professionals. On their website, OJJDP said, “The National Gang Center recently published an updated version of the ‘Parents’ Guide to Gangs. The guide provides parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to […]

Nebraska Probation Announces Poster Contest

The Probation Administration is sponsoring a poster contest in connection with Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. The contest is open to all ages, probationers, family members, community members, etc. Also, for those of you that work with community groups such as day reporting centers, group homes, Boystown, etc. Follow the link below for a […]

News Release: Spotlight Finds Four Nebraskans for Helping State’s Youth

(Award winners (L to R) Dr. Kenneth Zoucha, Erin Curran, Raevin Bigelow, and NJJA President Mike Renn) June 5, 2015 KEARNEY – “I was just doing my job,” is a statement that means more for some than others. At this year’s Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Conference, four people were recognized for doing so much more […]

Conference Documents Now Available

An email was sent yesterday to all conference registrants containing a link to access conference schedules, slide decks and handouts. All documents will be available in digital form and downloadable Pdf. This page is only available to conference registrants, so it can’t be accessed without a direct link. If you are registered for the conference […]

2015 NJJA Award Nominations

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.

Latest YRTC Data from Children’s Commission OJS Sub-Committee

View the latest YRTC Data Update from the January meeting of the OJS Sub-Committee. The OJS Sub-Committee is tasked with identifying which juveniles are actually appropriate to be referred to the YRTCs.