Welcome to Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative


In the Fall of 2013, Chief Justice Michael Heavican asked the local Through the Eyes of the Child teams to expand their focus to include youth involved in the juvenile justice system.  The Juvenile Justice Court Improvement Project (JJCIP) was also created to assist teams and addresses systems issues and barriers. 


The original program of the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, the Child Welfare Program works with its 25 multidisciplinary teams to improve court processinging in abuse and neglect cases, addresses policy issues or barriers, develops materials to assist courts and practitioners, and provides technical assistance.

Meet The Teams

Over 25 multidisciplinary local teams across Nebraska meet regularly to address systemic issues in their child welfare court system.


Data Reports

The Court Improvement Project annually produces data reports detailing important measures on child welfare and juvenile justice in Nebraska.