MEASURES AIM TO EASE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD, LOWER CASELOAD SIZE

Senators are introducing a package of bills this week intended to aid in the safety and well being of children in the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

The bills include several priorities by the Nebraska Children’s Commission.

Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz will introduce bills to support young adults leaving probation services without a stable home to which they can return.

Those young adults up to age 21 coming out of probation services would be able to opt into the Bridge to Independence program, to receive assistance to medical care and case management, the same as young adults coming out of the foster care system.

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