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Pre-Adjudication & Investigation

Pre-Adjudication & Investigation

Probation utilizes a variety of investigation, assessment, and evaluative tools not only to support the juvenile and family in the early stages of the court process, but also to aid the court in making the best decision possible surrounding the needs of each juvenile. If necessary and as ordered by the court, a juvenile can receive services and supervision at their first court appearance.  After being found responsible for the delinquent act the court may order an investigation, during which the probation office coordinates a plan with the family to address why the juvenile is appearing in court. Proper evaluation and assessment early on in the juvenile justice process assist establishment of recommendations, to the court including targeted supervision and service needs that are most effective in reducing the juvenile’s risk for continued delinquent behaviors.

For additional information contact:

Amy Latshaw
Juvenile Justice Programs Specialist
521 South 14th
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 471-4816
amy.latshaw@nebraska.gov