Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Grant Awarded for Further Juvenile Justice Reform in Nebraska

Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Grant Awarded for Further Juvenile Justice Reform in Nebraska

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is pleased to announce the award of a three-year (October 2020-September 2023) Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Grant funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP).  The grant provides technical assistance from experts in the field of juvenile justice to include The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice (RFK) (Newsletter Announcement, 2020 Fall Edition, Vol. 2), National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP), The Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (The Impact Center at FPG) and the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). During the first grant year, these experts will conduct a comprehensive probation system review that is achieved through examination of four major elements, Administration, Probation Supervision, Intra-and Interagency Work Processes, and Quality Assurance.  The remaining grant period will focus the technical assistance partners in supporting the Juvenile Services Division in prioritizing and implementing the recommendations from the system review.

Currently, District 3J, Lancaster County Juvenile Probation Office is working with the same technical assistance partners through The Dennis M. Mondoro Probation and Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Project.  It is because of the wonderful work that is being achieved in District 3J that the statewide opportunity was sought.  For more information regarding The Dennis M. Mondoro Probation and Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Project, please refer to this article, E-announcement archive.

If you are interested in additional information, please contact Amoreena Brady at amoreena.brady@nebraska.gov.