LB 464 debate to begin soon, possibly tomorrow (March 18)

With the Legislative session moving toward its final weeks, legislators are getting ready to debate some of the most important issues for Nebraska’s children and youth.As early as today (March 18), senators may begin debate on the next step in Nebraska’s juvenile justice reform effort, LB 464 and its amendments. Your voice is needed to make sure that our juvenile […]

Nebraska Juvenile Justice Reform Update

By Jim Bennett, Reentry Program Specialist, Office of Probation Administration Juvenile justice reform is well underway in the State of Nebraska with the passage of Legislative Bill 561 introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford (I-Omaha) in May 2013. LB 561 moved all supervision of delinquent juveniles from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of […]

NJJA Speaks with Dr. Anne Hobbs, JJI Director

By Monica Miles-Steffens, NJJA Executive Director Evidence-based programs and practices have become the norm in regard to expectations by funders, legislators, and system stakeholders. But finding and implementing such practices can be far more difficult, yet a recent article published in the OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justiceshows that a program close to home here in Nebraska has […]

Seeking Foster Care Advisory Committee Appointees

The Foster Care Review Office is seeking Advisory Committee Appointments (application date has been extended)

Nominations are open for this year’s awards

Have you ever wished there was a way to thank a co-worker or your team for all the hard work they do? Or your boss for the leadership he/she provides? Nominate them for this year’s Service to Youth or Leadership Award. If selected, they will be recognized at the awards luncheon on May 8 during […]

UNK Criminal Justice Confeence & Career Fair

UNK will be having their annual one-day criminal justice conference and career fair on Thursday, March 13, 2014. This is a great opportunity for agencies to participate in the career fair and talk to students about working with youth and families as a career choice. For more information, click here.

CJJ Releases National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice released its National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses, concrete policy and practice recommendations for avoiding or limiting court involvement for youth charged with non-delinquent offenses. A status offense is conduct that would not be a crime if committed by an adult (e.g. truancy, running away, violating […]

FY 2013 Office of Violence Prevention Grant

The Nebraska Crime Commission is pleased to announce the availability of FY 2013 Office of Violence prevention Grant [OVP]. The Application Instructions outline general guidelines, eligibility, and funding requirements. This information can also be found on the Crime Commission website. COMPETITIVE FUNDS AVAILABLE: $371,897.68

2014 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid Program

The Nebraska Crime Commission is pleased to announce the availability of 2014 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid [CB] and 2014 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid Enhancement [EB]. The Request for Proposal [RFP] outlines general guidelines, eligibility, funding requirements, and application instructions for both grant programs, CB and EB. 2014 COMMUNITY-BASED JUVENILE SERVICES AID PROGRAM: $5,011,343 Please read […]

Grant applications available now

FY 2014 State Juvenile Services Grant and FY 2013 Title II Grant applications and application kits are now available on the Nebraska Crime Commission website. The Juvenile Services application and Title II application are posted separately this year.

Protect Our Children Conference – October 15-17, 2013

October 15-17, 2013 – 10th Annual Protect Our Children Conference – Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass, Omaha. This conference is a partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office-District of Nebraska, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Project Harmony- Child Protection Center. The registration is $75 (incredibly affordable) and includes phenomenal plenary presentations and break-out sessions for Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, […]

Community Based Juvenile Services Aid Announcement – LB 561

The announcement for the availability of 2013 State Community Based Juvenile Services Aid (CA) and 2013 State Community Based Juvenile Services Aid Enhancement (EG) LB 561 Funds have been posted on the Crime Commission website: Counties and federally recognized or state recognized Indian Tribes are the only eligible applicants. Community Based Juvenile Services Aid:  $1,522,425 […]

National KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 24th KIDS COUNT Data Book. The Data Book provides policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being that in turn can enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. The Data Book presents the latest trends in four categories: 1) […]

How Great Teachers Can Identify and Prevent Bullying in Schools

Amy Leeson recently updated a blog article that covers the bullying problem that our schools face daily. It covers research she completed about what makes a bully, how to identify a bully, types of bullying, and even when authority figures are the bullies.

Webinar To Explore Trauma-Informed Approaches for Girls

On June 26, 2013, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) National Girls Institute will host the Webinar “Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach.” Panelists will discuss trauma and the impact of triggers, explore the specifics of a trauma-informed approach, highlight the guiding principles of gender-responsive services, […]