Reentry is a process that intentionally prepares youth and families for return from youth rehabilitation and treatment centers and any other out-of-home placement back to their communities.  Activities and communications prior to discharge strengthen the connection between the youth in placement with their family, home, and community.

Key Features of Reentry Include:

  • Evidence-based and research driven
  • Balanced approach between services provided and supervision of the youth
  • Reentry officers are highly qualified, trained and experienced
  • Reentry works within a highly developed case management framework
  • Emphasizes community supports and multi-agency collaboration
  • Family focused and youth driven

The time period when a youth returns to his/her community or leaves placement is a time of increased risk. This also represents a great opportunity to work with the family, informal supports, community partners and organizations for the benefit of the youth's future.


For additional information about YRTC Reentry:
Luke Estes
Juvenile Reentry Supervisor
321 Central Avenue
Kearney NE 68845
Mobile: 308-224-5506

For additional information about other out-of-home placement:
Julie A. Smith
Out-of-Home Program Specialist
521 South 14th Street, Suite 500
Lincoln, NE 68508
Mobile: (402) 314-8545