Through the generosity of the Sherwood Foundation, NJJA had been able to hire two very talented communications coordinators Kelly Engquist and Sarah Frankel. Through their expertise we have built a website juvenile justice professionals can use to access the latest information and news, we have developed a webinar series that continues to grow and remains archived as a resource to the state, and they have developed a social media presence to create new avenues by which to communicate and share ideas.
In order to grow and evolve in a way that supports the work being done in Nebraska we have had to listen to all of you. Through feedback from the annual conference, comments from the website, and through countless conversations we have gleaned what is needed. In 2018 we will be offering more one-day educational opportunities, we are developing a video series that provides an overview of the history of juvenile justice in Nebraska and outlines different components of the system Nebraska has in place, we will be increasing content on the website and enhancing our newsletter. These enhancements and this direction is directly related to suggestions made by you.
As we near the end of 2017 I am energized by the passion and enthusiasm of the juvenile justice professionals in Nebraska and I am excited about the potential NJJA is showing and the direction that NJJA is going. NJJA remains committed to you and to the development of youth in Nebraska.