Gov. Heineman Seeks Applicants for Governor’s Youth Advisory Council

(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today along with members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council announced seven vacancies on the council with members from Districts 2 and 3 especially needed. The council is facilitated by Nebraska Children and Families Foundations. “I want to applaud the interest these young people have taken in civic issues,” Gov. […]

OJJDP Announces FY 2013 Funding Opportunity for Family Drug Courts

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following funding opportunity: FY 2013 Family Drug Court Programs. This program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with […]

NJJA 2013 Early Bird Conference Information

NJJA announces the line-up of speakers for our 2013 Conference on May 9-10 in Kearney. Full registration will be available by March 15, 2013. The Early Bird flyer can be downloaded here. The deadline for scholarship and award nominations is April 1, 2013. Poster proposals are also due April 1, 2013. Opportunities are available for […]

Funding Available To Enhance Mentoring Best Practices

Application deadline: February 19, 2013 OJJDP is requesting applications for the Mentoring Best Practices Research program. This program seeks to enhance what is understood about mentoring as a prevention and intervention strategy for youth who are at risk of involvement or who are already involved in the juvenile justice system.

Electronic Survey on Language Barriers

In 2013, the Nebraska Judicial Branch will develop a Language Access Plan with recommendations for improving the provision of interpreter services in the state courts. As part of this process, the Judicial Branch is conducting an assessment to obtain stakeholder feedback on the quality and availability of court interpreter services. Stakeholders for this survey include: […]

NJJA participating in UNK Career Fair

On March 12, 2013, NJJA will be participating in the UNK Career Fair. We are excited to be partnering for the first time with UNK on this event. Many times students enter the field of criminal justice having a desire to work with youth, but not having much direction in the field. We are working […]

Save the date for the 2013 NJJA Conference

The 2013 NJJA Conference will be held May 8-10, 2013, at the Kearney Holiday Inn. Mark your calendars now!

2012 Award Winners

The 2012 NJJA Award winners were announced at the Annual Conference. Read about them here. Congratulations!

Spirit of Youth Award

The Nebraska Crime Commission in collaboration with the Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice Youth Committee is now accepting nominations for their first annual Spirit of Youth Award. The Spirit of Youth Award recognizes a young adult who has made great strides following involvement with the juvenile justice system; has overcome personal obstacles; and is making […]

Register Now!

Registration now open for the 2012 Annual Conference!

Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for the NJJA Evelyn Labode Service to Youth Award, NJJA Leadership Award, and Scholarship Award has been extended to March 31st.  Please see the Awards section to access application and nomination forms.

National Consoritum on Racial and Ethnic Fairness

National Consoritum on Racial & Ethnic Fairness in the Courts May 9-12 at the Omaha Hilton Recognizing the ever-changing landscape and the increasing challenges that face justice systems committed to achieving the promise of “equality before the law”, the National Consortium brings together thought leaders and delegates of state justice systems from around the country […]

NJJA 2012 Conference

Save the date for the May 2-4 NJJA Conference.  See our early bird flyer for information on Keynote Speakers, Award Nominations, and Call for Posters. Download NJJA Conference Brochure here. Or you can signup for the conference online!

NJJA Hires Executive Director

In September 2011, the NJJA Board of Directors hired Monica Miles-Steffens as their first Executive Director.  Monica is a past board member and long time supporter of NJJA.  The hiring of an Executive Director is the first of many steps by the board to advance the vision and mission of the organization.

New NJJA Website

Thank you for visiting our NJJA’s brand new website . We hope that you will explore all our new website has to offer!  Thank you to Raymonn Adams of The Cloffice for designing the website and creating a new resource for juvenile justice professionals in Nebraska!