Juvenile Justice Publications

Juvenile Justice Publications

Youth and Families

Have Juvenile Record? Plan for your Future! A publication produced by National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC).
As you begin to move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles lay ahead and how to prepare yourself for them. The court and police paperwork about your case are called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding the challenges caused by a juvenile record and knowing what to do and where to get help. The road forward might be met with challenges — but we hope this guide will show you that progress can be made and there is a community of advocates in Nebraska who are here to help you succeed.

What Now? Juvenile Justice Guide This is a comprehensive guide for kids ages 12 and up that find themselves in the Nebraska Juvenile Justice System. It provides information on what to expect in court and who you can turn to for help.

Court Professionals and Stakeholders

National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses

Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System

Building Pathways to Alternatives to Detention

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

Operation Youth Success

Victim-Offender Mediation and Dialogue

Restorative Justice: For Victims, Communities, and Offenders, Click here for Slide Presentation

Juvenile Justice Code Manual The Juvenile Justice Court Improvement Project is currently working with JUSTICE to improve case management and data entry in juvenile justice cases.  The Juvenile Justice Critical Codes are a set of codes for motions, hearings, and orders that should be used when entering information in JUSTICE.  Statutory requirements and input from teams were used to identify the most important codes for managing juvenile justice cases. Read the Juvenile Justice Code manual here.

State Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Trend Analysis (2013-2015)