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Commissioners Approve Grant Award for Juvenile Services

Commissioners Approve Grant Award for Juvenile Services
Commissioners Approve Grant Award for Juvenile Services

By Job Vigil | 06/27/17

The Lincoln County commissioners approved the 2017 Community Based Juvenile Services grant award on Monday.

Funding given to communities through the grant program is used to help establish and provide community-based services for youths in the juvenile justice system, according to the Nebraska Crime Commission website.

The Nebraska Crime Commission approved the full $121,575 that was requested.

“Over the years, with the different partners you’ve had, has this worked out well?” Commissioner Joe Hewgley asked Jayna Schaff, executive director of Community Connections.

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Proof: The Family That Stays Together … Plays Together!

Proof: The Family That Stays Together … Plays Together!
Proof: The Family That Stays Together … Plays Together!

By Julien R. Fielding | The Daily Record | 06/15/17

A success. That’s what Judge Douglas F. Johnson called this year’s Douglas County Juvenile Court’s “Summer Family Picnic,” which saw about 100 families in attendance. Now in its eighth year, the event began at Elmwood Park, moved to Boys Town, and this year was held at the Omaha Children’s Museum in downtown Omaha.
“It’s our way to congratulate them for keeping their families together,” Johnson said.

While children played games, and parents socialized, Judge Johnson manned the grill, cooking up hamburgers. Chips, cookies, and drinks were also served. Gift cards to Target and Bakers were given out, with the grand prize being a membership to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. The winner donated it to Brittani, who gave a short speech about how she had gone “through the system” and came out the other side.

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New Law Clinic at Nebraska Will Advocate for State's Children

New Law Clinic at Nebraska Will Advocate for State's Children
New Law Clinic at Nebraska Will Advocate for State's Children

By Nebraska Law | 06/6/17

The University of Nebraska College of Law is adding a fifth legal clinic: The Children's Justice Clinic.

Third-year law students in the clinic will have the opportunity to serve as a guardian ad litem for children in the child welfare system. The newest of Nebraska Law’s clinics results from a partnership between the college and the university's Center on Children, Families and the Law.

The inaugural Children’s Justice Clinic course will have eight students at the start of the fall semester and will be located in the college’s recently opened Marvin and Virginia Schmid Clinic Building.

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