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Intake & Detention Alternatives




“Communities can’t climb out of poverty and neighborhood violence through incarceration of their youth.”



Nebraska state statute (43-250 & 43-260 - PDF) authorizes probation to manage the juvenile intake function. Public safety and accountability are the primary goals of the juvenile intake process. This is accomplished through a standardized risk assessment tool that is administered when law enforcement contacts probation for the purpose of assessing an intake decision. The detention screening instrument examines the youth’s risk of reoffending before the next court hearing and the risk of failing to appear for the court hearing. Juvenile intake is designed to promote the most appropriate services which are the least intrusive and least restrictive to the juvenile and family, balancing what is in the best interest of the juvenile and safety of the community.


  • Juvenile Intake Process
  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

  • Community Safety




Michele has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Family and Consumer Sciences and received her Master’s Degree in Management with Leadership Emphasis in December 2014.


Michele Lueders
Juvenile Intake & Detention Alternatives Specialist
521 South 14th

Lincoln, NE  68508

Phone: 402-471-4866

             402-405-6818 cell










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This page was last modified on Thursday, February 19, 2015