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Filed on
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
SUMMARY: The State proved by preponderance of the evidence that HHS custody was necessary for the child’s welfare where the mother had failed to rehabilitate herself in the two years of offered services following the removal of her three older children. The State removed Baby Boy R. (DOB: October...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SUMMARY: The parents’ behaviors, which included failure to take feeding instructions seriously, to have adequate formula and to comply with the feeding schedule, created a definite risk of harm that the baby would not be properly fed as medically required, warranting adjudication. It is not...Read more
Filed on
Monday, August 19, 2013
SUMMARY: Evidence supported the mother’s termination of parental rights when there was testimony that the mother was given sufficient time to place herself in a position to parent and was either unable or unwilling to do so, even though there was some evidence that showed the mother had made...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
SUMMARY: Removal and placing custody with the Department of Health and Human Services was proper when there was evidence of alcohol use and a pattern of leaving the children unsupervised. A petition was filed March 12, 2012 alleging Takeyla, the mother, and Terrence, the father, did not provide...Read more
Filed on
Monday, May 7, 2012
SUMMARY: Physical evidence and a child’s disclosure of sexual abuse are sufficient evidence of sexual abuse, even where some testimony was incorrectly admitted as hearsay. A 3a petition as to Ashlyn, DOB 3/05, alleged Ashlyn’s stepfather, Kenneth, sexually abused Ashlyn. Milly, Ashlyn’s mother,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
SUMMARY: The newly enacted statute removing the presumption that the case plan is in the child’s best interests is applicable to an already-pending case because it only affects a procedural right. DHHS must offer reasonable efforts to a parent whose goal is reunification to correct the conditions...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
SUMMARY: Holding the adjudication hearing 8 months after the petition was filed where the child is 17 years of age and the abuser already sentenced for sexual assault is hardly ideal but not grounds for reversal. Evidence establishing that the interpreter at the therapy sessions was fluent in...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 29, 2006
SUMMARY: Under § 43-285, the juvenile court has the authority to remove a case manager, “when after nearly a year of limited progress” the court ordered DHHS to “reassign th[e] case to an experienced case manager with demonstrated knowledge of incest cases and the needed treatment protocol to...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
SUMMARY: The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to follow the DHHS recommendation that the child be removed from his foster home and be placed with his maternal aunt. While the foster parents’ presented some evidence indicating that Brandon’s custody should not be changed” the...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
SUMMARY: The argument that “voluntary relinquishment…is the opportunity to protect parental rights of afterborn children” is incompatible with the purpose and objectives of protecting children and ensuring the rights of all juveniles to care and protection contained within the Nebraska Juvenile...Read more


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