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Facilitating the opportunity to reduce a family’s court involvement through early intervention.

Creating with the juvenile and family a targeted plan to establish a foundation for the future.

Providing trusted and comprehensive information to the Court.
 

O Pre-Adjudication Supervision and Services:       Click here for the latest trends in Pre- and Post-adjudication

  • Designed to monitor compliance and to ensure court appearance

  • Structured to match the intensity of the court-ordered conditions and may be utilized in conjunction with services as authorized by statute

  • Evaluations and out-of-home placement are facilitated by Probation

  • Other services are the responsibility of the county

  • Ordered by the court and be voluntarily agreed upon by the family

  • Promotes the ideals of least restrictive, family inclusive, integrated services to the juvenile and enhances community safety throughout the juvenile’s court process       

 

 N Post-Adjudication/Pre-Disposition Supervision and Services:

  •  Designed to monitor compliance and to provide early service intervention while juvenile is pending disposition
  • Structured to match the intensity of the court-ordered conditions and may be utilized in conjunction with appropriate services as authorized by statute and as ordered by the court

  • All services at this stage of the system are facilitated by Probation

  • Evaluations ordered at this stage of the system allow the court to attach specific, expedited time frames:

    • If the juvenile is detained <21 days, the juvenile must appear on the results of the evaluation

    • If in the community the time frame is 30 days

    • Providers agreeing to assist with evaluations within these timeframes are listed in the 21- and 30-Day Evaluation District Referral Resources spreadsheet.

  • Promotes the ideals of least restrictive, family inclusive, integrated services to the juvenile and enhances community safety throughout the juvenile’s court process     

                                               

       Court-ordered Investigation:       Click here for the latest trends in Pre- and Post-adjudication

  •  Includes appropriate court ordered behavioral health evaluation
    • Assists the court in entering an appropriate disposition

 

  • Guides supervision of any disposition to probation or the commitment of such juvenile to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services for commitment to the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers 
  • Utilizes enhanced family engagement to create with the juvenile and family a comprehensive plan for the Court, outlining the interventions that will target risk and provide a roadmap for success.

     

    ó  Crossover:  The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM):     Click here for the latest trends in Pre- and Post-adjudication

     

  • Infuses values and standards; evidence-based practices, policies and procedures; and quality assurance processes. It also provides a template for how states can impact their response to “crossover” youth and improve outcomes. 

     

    • To reduce the number of youth placed in out-of-home care

    • To reduce the use of facility placements

    • To reduce the over-representation of children of color

    • To reduce the number of youth becoming supervised under both child welfare and juvenile justice agencies

                                                     

                    Additional Resources

  • Provide a link to Juvenile Justice Responsibility Chart
  • Provide a link to 21- and 30-day Evaluation Timeline documents
  • Reference the associated statutes (will get to you)
  • Provide a link to associated forms

Contact:

 
Amy Latshaw
Juvenile Justice Programs Specialist
Office of Probation Administration
521 South 14th
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4816
Email:  amy.latshaw@nebraska.gov


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